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Compensatory excercises for workers in the meat industry

Type
Visual resources
Guides & Tools
Country
Germany
Languages
German
Provider
German Social Accident Insurance for the Food and Catering sector (BGN)
Research Centre for Applied System Safety and Industrial Medicine

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Description

Description: 

The meat idustry is a labour-intensive industry. Workers are dealing with manual handling of heavy loads of meat at high frequency. They work under pressure to maintain high rates of work, performing stressful repetitive motions combined with awkward postures. These and many other factors can determine whether a worker is at risk of developing musculoskeletal diseases (MSDs). Practical training in the workplace is essential to prevent MSDs. This leaflet provides exercises to compensate awkward and stressful working postures for workers in the meat industry.

Compensatory excercises for workers in the meat industry

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Processing and preserving of meat and production of meat products
Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
MSDs unspecified
Prevention measures: 
Exercises
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
Training
Guidance
Target audience: 
Workers
Type of visual resource: 
Poster
Other
Priority area: 
Prevention
Type of visual resource other: 
stand-up table sign
Date of Publication / Year : 
2013