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Germany: Work Programme on MSDs

Type
Case study
Country
Germany
Languages
English
Provider
EU OSHA

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Description

Description: 

This series of short informative case studies looks at a range of policy level initiatives across Europe and beyond aiming to prevent and manage work-related MSDs. The studies focus on achievements, factors contributing to their success and challenges encountered, and transferability to other sectors and countries.

Germany: Work Programme on MSDs

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Forestry and logging
WATER SUPPLY; SEWERAGE, WASTE MANAGEMENT AND REMEDIATION ACTIVITIES
CONSTRUCTION
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE; REPAIR OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND MOTORCYCLES
Cleaning activities
Pre-primary education
HUMAN HEALTH AND SOCIAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Repetitive movements/work
Static postures - sitting
Static postures - standing
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Training/guidance (for workers)
Exercises
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
Training
Warning message/Alert
General information
Awareness raising
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience: 
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Occupational health physician
Priority area: 
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2020