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E-fact 45 - Checklist for preventing bad working postures

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Description

Description: 

This checklist includes questions on working postures of the back and neck, arms and hands, legs during sitting and standing tasks. It also gives examples of the type of action at a technical, organisational and individual level that can be put in place to prevent or reduce the risks caused by awkward postures.

E-fact 45 - Checklist for preventing bad working postures

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Fast-paced work
Forceful movements
Long hours
Manual handling of loads
Poor work organisation
Static postures - sitting
Static postures - standing
Vibrations
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower 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
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
Adjustments following injury/sickness absence
Adjustments/support for chronic MSD disorder/disease/pain suffers
Training/guidance (for workers)
Rehabilitation, physiotherapy etc.
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
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 : 
2020