E-fact 10 - Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in education

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E-fact 10 - Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in education

E-fact 10 - Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in education

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages

English

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

Description

The available data for the education sector reveals very low rates of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Education workers have low exposure to repetitive hand and arm movements, and very few are at risk from carrying heavy loads. Typically, the tasks performed by employees, the majority of whom are teachers, are neither repetitive nor static. Employees can freely change their posture and generally carry light loads.

The available data for the education sector reveals very low rates of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Education workers have low exposure to repetitive hand and arm movements, and very few are at risk from carrying heavy loads. Typically, the tasks performed by employees, the majority of whom are teachers, are neither repetitive nor static. Employees can freely change their posture and generally carry light loads.

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Sector / Indrustry covered
VZDELÁVANIE
Hazards
Nezvyčajné polohy
Manual handling of loads
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
MSDs unspecified
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Všetci (žiadna konkrétna skupina)
Women
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Worker participation
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Purpose of the material
General information
Awareness raising
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Workers
Priority area
Prevencia
Year
2007