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France: The TMS Pros programme and other initiatives to tackle MSDs

Type
Case study
Country
France
Languages
English
Provider
EU OSHA

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Description

Description: 

The TMS Pros programme offers businesses support to prevent work-related MSDs and provides financial support to small and medium-sized enterprises. To improve the epidemiological surveillance of occupational risks in France, a system for monitoring work-related health problems called CONSTANCES has been set up. The programme will improve understanding of the links between occupational factors and health problems and provide a strong evidence base for policy decisions.

France: The TMS Pros programme and other initiatives to tackle MSDs

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
CONSTRUCTION
Hazards: 
Manual handling of loads
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Using Display Screen Equipment
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Adjustments/support for chronic MSD disorder/disease/pain suffers
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
Training
Awareness raising
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience: 
All (no specific target audience)
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Occupational health physician
Priority area: 
Facts and figures
Prevention
Psychosocial risks
Date of Publication / Year : 
2020