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Body mapping for MSDs - using individual body maps

Type
Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages
English
Provider
EU OSHA

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Description

Description: 

Body mapping is a technique to gain information about hazards and ill-health effects in work. The results of using this data-gathering and reporting technique can be fed into the risk assessment and subsequent used to review processes. One of the main reasons this should be promoted is that body mapping has been shown to be very effective in gathering information and helping ordinary workers do something in relation to the health and safety risks that can affect them.

Body mapping for MSDs - using individual body maps

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
MSDs unspecified
Worsening of existing (chronic) condition
Stress
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Simple tips and measures
Training/guidance (for workers)
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Target audience: 
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Safety officers
Workers
Priority area: 
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2020