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Assessment of physical workloads to prevent work-related MSDs

Type
Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages
English
Provider
EU OSHA

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Description

Description: 

This article provides a classification of physical workload factors and an overview of the basic categories of methods for recording and assessment. It cites examples of each category and highlights future fields of action.

Assessment of physical workloads to prevent work-related MSDs

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Static postures - sitting
Static postures - standing
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
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
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Awareness raising
Risk assessment
Target audience: 
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area: 
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2020