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Case studies on how to prevent MSDs in companies

Type
Case study
Country
Netherlands
Languages
Dutch
Provider
Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment.
Description: 

Physically demanding work can have nasty consequences for the body of an employee. There are many different ways to deal with physically demanding work. In these case stories about people who have been in contact with physically demanding work tell how they have dealt with it.

Case studies on how to prevent MSDs in companies

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Hazards: 
Manual handling of loads
Repetitive movements/work
Forceful movements
Awkward postures
Static postures - standing
Static postures - sitting
Fast-paced work
Using Display Screen Equipment
Poor work organisation
Long hours
Health effects: 
MSDs unspecified
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Worker participation
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Target audience: 
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area: 
Facts and figures
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2016