This discussion paper looks at the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the construction sector in the EU and in Italy in particular and at the tasks that put workers at risk, such as manual lifting and awkward postures.
Għodda prattika u gwida dwar disturbi muskoloskeletali
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This leaflet is intended to help assess the risks of MSDs and thus make it possible to prevent them.
KarLA is a German information system for noise and vibration parameters of motor vehicles, self-propelled mobile work machines and hand-held work equipment. KarLA offers a comprehensive service section, including tools for risk assessment (e.g. exposure calculators for Hand-arm vibrations, whole...
This series of short informative case studies looks at a range of policy level initiatives across Europe and beyond aiming to prevent and manage work-related MSDs. The studies focus on achievements, factors contributing to their success and challenges encountered, and transferability to other...
This article presents the risks faced by the workers in the waste management sector: manual handling (manipulating waste), working postures (prolonged standing), vibrations (driving vehicles, work equipment), chemical substances, biological agents, work organisation (pace of work, job control), etc.
This article provides a general presentation of MSDs: prevalence, health effects, different types of MSDs, MSDs-related risks factors (biomechanical, organisational, psychosocial and individual).
This article presents the evidence that associates the work-related neck and upper limb disorders (WRULDs) with exposure to hand-arm tasks. Understanding these associations and relating them to disease aetiology is critical to identify the workplace exposures that should be reduced or prevented.