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Austria: Healthy working in the HORECA sector

Type
Case study
Country
Austria
Languages
English
Provider
EU OSHA

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Description

Description: 

This series of short informative case studies looks at a range of policy level initiatives across Europe and beyond aiming to prevent and manage work-related MSDs. The studies focus on achievements, factors contributing to their success and challenges encountered, and transferability to other sectors and countries.

Austria: Healthy working in the HORECA sector

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Hotels and similar accommodation
Restaurants and mobile food service activities
Hazards: 
Fast-paced work
Manual handling of loads
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Repetitive movements/work
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Stress
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Women
Migrant and immigrant workers
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience: 
Employers
Worker representatives
Safety officers
Occupational health physician
Priority area: 
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2020