Sweden: Women’s work environment and MSDs prevention

Tip: 
Case study
Country: 
L-Iżvezja
Languages: 
English
Provider: 
EU OSHA

Deskrizzjoni

This case study reports on an initiative in Sweden to raise awareness of and improve women’s occupational health in general and to reduce their risks of developing MSDs in particular. Under the initiative, labour inspectors were given training in mainstreaming gender into their everyday practice. They then carried out inspections targeting workplaces and sectors in which women predominate and initiated discussions with employers where risk prevention measures were found to be inadequate. 

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Language of original language description: 
English

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Mhux speċifiku għas-Settur
Perikli: 
Pożizzjonijiet skomdi
Tqandil manwali tat-tagħbija
Perikli psikosoċjali/ta’ stress
Pożizzjonijiet statiċi - bilwieqfa
Health effects: 
Uġigħ jew korriment fid-dahar
Disturbi fil-parti ta’ fuq tad-dirgħajn
Disturbi fil-parti t’isfel tad-dirgħajn
Disturbi fl-għonq u l-ispallejn
Prevention measures: 
Eliminazzjoni tal-perikli
Titjib fit-tekniki ta’ xogħol individwali (eż. pożizzjonijiet ta’ tqandil manwali)
Miżuri tekniċi eż. tagħmir ergonomiku
Aġġustamenti/appoġġ għal dawk li jbatu minn disturb/marda/uġigħ ta’ MSDs kroniċi
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
Nisa
Purpose of the material: 
Messaġġ ta’ twissija/Allert
Informazzjoni ġenerali
Sensibilizzazzjoni
Gwida
Valutazzjoni tar-riskju
Udjenza fil-mira: 
Impjegaturi
Maniġers
Rappreżentanti tal-ħaddiema
Uffiċjali tas-sikurezza
Priority area: 
Kundizzjonijiet kroniċi
Fatti u ċifri
Prevenzjoni
Diversità tal-ħaddiema
Date of Publication / Year : 
2020