The aim of this article is to provide a guide for the selection of easy-to-use, usable and research-based assessment tools for the assessment of risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) during the SLIC Campaign 2022 ‘Healthy Workplaces Lighten the load’.
Għodda prattika u gwida dwar disturbi muskoloskeletali
Sabiex ikun faċli għall-postijiet tax-xogħol biex jivvalutaw u jimmaniġġjaw ir-riskji MSD, il-bażi ta’ data tagħna, li hi faċli biex tintuża, tinkludi varjetà ta’ għodda prattika u materjal ta’ gwida żviluppati fil-livelli nazzjonali u tal-UE.
Ir-riżorsi jinkludu studji tal-każijiet u materjali viżwali u jkopru firxa wiesgħa ta’ setturi, tipi ta’ periklu u miżuri ta’ prevenzjoni. Xi wħud huma mmirati speċifikament lejn ċerti atturi, pereżempju l-impjegaturi, il-ħaddiema jew il-maniġers, u xi wħud lejn il-ġestjoni ta’ MSDs fost gruppi speċifiċi ta’ ħaddiema. Ir-riżorsi jistgħu jiġu ffiltrati skont kwalunkwe waħda minn dawn jew skont varjetà ta’ kategoriji oħra, għaldaqstant ma jistax ikun aktar faċli biex issib eżattament dak li qed tfittex.
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This checklist includes questions on working postures of the back and neck, arms and hands, legs during sitting and standing tasks. It also gives examples of the type of action at a technical, organisational and individual level that can be put in place to prevent or reduce the risks caused by...
The E-Fact explains the steps of the risk assessment process, including identifying hazards and evaluating risks. It also includes two case studies on preventing harm and a checklist of the most common hazards associated with the use of cleaning equipment.
This article provides recommendations and examples for nursing staff to help reducing the number and severity of MSDs due to patient handling.
This E-Fact explains why HORECA workers are at risk of developing MSDs. Their jobs, for example, often involve prolonged standing and working in awkward postures. Much of their work is physically demanding, stressful and involves long working hours. Employers need to adapt prevention and...
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most common workrelated problem in Europe. Almost 24 % of the EU-25 workers report suffering from backache and 22 % complain about muscular pains. Both conditions are more prevalent in the new Member States, 39 % and 36 % respectively.
The incidence of low back pain in construction workers is consistently reported as being higher than in all other industries. Lifting and carrying weights of more than 25 kg and working overhead and in bad postures leads to back problems. Younger workers are often more prone to muskuloskeletal...