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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Occupational Health and Safety Authority
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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

This handout gives practical information/insights on cumulative trauma injuries and how to avoid them, providing alternative work methods. This handout specifically targets housekeepers (in hotels and other buildings)

Guides & Tools International English
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Cornell University Ergonomics Web
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Cornell University Ergonomics Web

This checklist provides guidance on the ergonomic design of a medication cart as this impacts patient and staff safety and health issues. The checklist is not a list of features, but rather a list of items that affect ease of use, safety, and effectiveness and reduce the chance of a medical error...

Visual resources Id-Danimarka Danish
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The Danish Working environment Authority
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Brandchearbejdsmiljoradet for service-og tjenesteydelser

The film shows the physical dangers of cleaning the rooms in a hotel and the means to prevent these complaints.

Visual resources Guides & Tools Il-Belġju French , Dutch
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Federal Public Service Employment, Labor and Social Dialogue
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Service public fédéral Emploi, Travail et Concertation sociale

This guide on MSDs and cleaning staff covers what are MSDs, the risks and their prevention. It is illustrated with many photos and images showing real work situations, including good and bad practices and examples of exercises which can be done at work.

Visual resources Guides & Tools L-Awstrija German
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Allgemeine Unfallversicherungsanstalt
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Allgemeine Unfallversicherungsanstalt

This brochure is about ergonomics in cleaning. Images show examples of incorrect and correct use of the tools in cleaning or posture. Because of the fact that only a few words are used, this brochure is ideal for an industry where people with different language skills work and can be used in all...

Guides & Tools Il-Belġju French , Dutch
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Federal Public Service Employment, Labor and Social Dialogue
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Service public fédéral Emploi, Travail et Concertation sociale

The brochure, specifically designed for housemaids, answers three questions: What is a musculoskeletal disorder? What are the risks of MSDs? And most importantly, how can MSDs be prevented? The brochure, written by PREVENT, is illustrated with photos showing real work situations.

Visual resources Guides & Tools Il-Ġermanja German
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German protestant office for occupational health and safety - EFAS
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Evangelische Fachstelle für Arbeits- und Gesundheitsschutz - EFAS

Cleaning activities can be physically demanding and should be done without exposing workers to the risks of work-related musculoskeletal diseases (MSD). However, cleaners are at risk of developing MSDs as a result of their work. There are various solutions that can be used in order to modify tasks...