Prevention of "spine shocks" when driving with electric lifting trucks.

Tip: 
Case study
Country: 
Il-Ġermanja
Languages: 
German
Provider: 
German Social Accident Insurance for raw materials and chemicals industry - BG RCI

Deskrizzjoni

The Südzucker AG is one of the leading companies in the food industry and in the traditional sugar sector. The sugar products are transported with an electric forklift to the trucks. The workers stand on a platform of the forklift, when driving. Each time the workers cross unavoidable bumps with the  forklift they are exposed to "spine shocks". Several drivers suffers from severe back problems. The company's OSH experts developped an easy solution to reduce the "spine shocks" by inserting a tube from a wheelbarrow under the platform. For this easy and innovative idea, the team was awarded with a special price by the German Social Accident Insurance for raw materials and chemicals industry - BG RCI.

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Language of original language description: 
German

Other data

Sector / Industry covered: 
Manifattura ta' zokkor
Perikli: 
Oħrajn
Health effects: 
Uġigħ jew korriment fid-dahar
Prevention measures: 
Eliminazzjoni tal-perikli
Pariri u miżuri sempliċi
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
Kollha (l-ebda grupp speċifiku)
Purpose of the material: 
Oħrajn
Udjenza fil-mira: 
Uffiċjali tas-sikurezza
Tabib tas-saħħa okkupazzjonali
Konsulent tal-OSH
Tip ta’ Riżors viżwali: 
Film
Priority area: 
Prevenzjoni
Date of Publication / Year : 
2015