Sweden: Women’s work environment and MSDs prevention

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Sweden: Women’s work environment and MSDs prevention

Sweden: Women’s work environment and MSDs prevention

Type of item
Case study
Country
L-Iżvezja
Languages

English

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

Description

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. 

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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English

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Sector / Indrustry covered
Mhux speċifiku għas-Settur
Hazards
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
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Nisa
Prevention measures
Eliminazzjoni tal-perikli
Titjib fit-tekniki ta’ xogħol individwali (eż. pożizzjonijiet ta’ tqandil manwali)
Miżuri tekniċi eż. tagħmir ergonomiku
Adjustments/support for chronic MSD disorder/disease/pain suffers
Purpose of the material
Messaġġ ta’ twissija/Allert
Informazzjoni ġenerali
Sensibilizzazzjoni
Gwida
Valutazzjoni tar-riskju
Target audience
Impjegaturi
Maniġers
Rappreżentanti tal-ħaddiema
Uffiċjali tas-sikurezza
Priority area
Kundizzjonijiet kroniċi
Fatti u ċifri
Prevenzjoni
Diversità tal-ħaddiema
Year
2020