Roadworkers - reduction of physical strain

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Roadworkers - reduction of physical strain

Roadworkers - reduction of physical strain

Type of item
Case study
Country
In-Netherlands
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
EU OSHA
Provider (Original)
EU OSHA

Description

The main objective of the project was to reduce physical strain in order to lower the prevalence of knee and back problems and cut the rate of absenteeism. It wasn’t enough to change the working method of the workers but the task itself needed to be changed, by altering the street design (addressing designers to consider human factors when designing a street).

The main objective of the project was to reduce physical strain in order to lower the prevalence of knee and back problems and cut the rate of absenteeism. It wasn’t enough to change the working method of the workers but the task itself needed to be changed, by altering the street design (addressing designers to consider human factors when designing a street).

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English

Other data

Sector / Indrustry covered
Kostruzzjoni ta' toroq u awtostradi
Hazards
Awkward postures
Fast-paced work
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Repetitive movements/work
Static postures - standing
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Kollha (l-ebda grupp speċifiku)
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Target audience
Employers
Managers
Workers
Priority area
Prevenzjoni
Year
2010