Preventing injuries and accidents from constrained postures and repetitive movements
Almost two thirds of EU workers report being exposed to repetitive hand and arm movements, and a quarter to vibrations from tools — significant risk factors for work-related neck and upper limb disorders. The Estonian focal point is holding a series of events to address these issues.
The awareness-raising events inform workers and employees about how to assess and analyse constrained postures and repetitive movements in the workplace, as well as how to prevent work accidents and injuries. A local company also shares a practical example of how they are preventing injuries and accidents related to constrained postures and repetitive movements.
This second event of the series is taking place at the Sophia hotel in Tartu with around 30 people from local companies participating, along with various OSH experts and labour inspectors.
- Maret Maripuu, Director General of the Labor Inspectorate (alternatively Kristal Plangi, Head of Information and External Relations at the Labor Inspectorate)
- Silja Soon, Head of the Supervision Department at the Estonian Labour Inspectorate (alternatively Piret Kaljula, OSH consultant at the Estonian Labour Inspectorate)
- Karin Sarapuu, Occupational Health Doctor