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Accommodations and task changes to enable an ICT worker to manage knee osteoarthritis

Type
Case study
Country
International
Languages
English
Provider
EU OSHA

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Description

Description: 

An ICT worker diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis was able to remain in his job thanks to some straightforward adjustments. Thus, the company he works for had been able to retain an expert worker who is able to train others.

Accommodations and task changes to enable an ICT worker to manage knee osteoarthritis

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION
Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Manual handling of loads
Working with an existing MSD condition/disease
Health effects: 
Lower limb disorders
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
Adjustments following injury/sickness absence
Adjustments/support for chronic MSD disorder/disease/pain suffers
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
Sufferer of an MSK disorder or disease
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Awareness raising
Risk assessment
Target audience: 
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area: 
Chronic conditions
Date of Publication / Year : 
2020