Poland – Safer and healthier work at any age: the case of a Polish sewing plant (Dartex)

Tip: 
Case study
Country: 
Il-Polonja
Languages: 
English
Provider: 
EU OSHA

Deskrizzjoni

ARTEX is a small sewing plant with 14 female employees working five-day single shifts. Repetitive tasks, performed seated, increase the risk of MSDs. In addition to legally-required medical checks, assessment of individual workstations led to improvements in work organisation, layout and equipment, reducing repetitive strain. External consultants advised on lighting and machinery changes to minimise eyestrain, and exposure to noise and vibration. Improved work organisation reduced accidents to zero and reduced MSDs, while increased precision resulted in a 70% reduction in customer complaints.

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Language of original language description: 
English

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Sector / Industry covered: 
MANIFATTURA
Perikli: 
Pożizzjonijiet skomdi
Xogħol li jsir b’ritmu mgħaġġel
Pożizzjonijiet statiċi - bilqiegħda
Vibrazzjonijiet
Health effects: 
Uġigħ jew korriment fid-dahar
Disturbi fil-parti ta’ fuq tad-dirgħajn
Disturbi fl-għonq u l-ispallejn
MSDs mhux speċifikati
Prevention measures: 
Eliminazzjoni tal-perikli
Pariri u miżuri sempliċi
Miżuri tekniċi eż. tagħmir ergonomiku
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
Nisa
Purpose of the material: 
Informazzjoni ġenerali
Sensibilizzazzjoni
Valutazzjoni tar-riskju
Udjenza fil-mira: 
Impjegaturi
Maniġers
Rappreżentanti tal-ħaddiema
Priority area: 
Prevenzjoni
Xogħol sedentarju
Date of Publication / Year : 
2016