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E-fact 10 - Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in education

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Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages
English
Provider
EU OSHA

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Description

Description: 

The available data for the education sector reveals very low rates of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Education workers have low exposure to repetitive hand and arm movements, and very few are at risk from carrying heavy loads. Typically, the tasks performed by employees, the majority of whom are teachers, are neither repetitive nor static. Employees can freely change their posture and generally carry light loads.

E-fact 10 - Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in education

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
EDUCATION
Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Manual handling of loads
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
MSDs unspecified
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)
Women
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Awareness raising
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience: 
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Workers
Priority area: 
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2007