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Managing low back conditions and low back pain

Type
Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages
English
Provider
EU OSHA

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Description

Description: 

This articles introductes what is lower back pain and provides information about the management of back pain at work.

Managing low back conditions and low back pain

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Fast-paced work
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Rehabilitation, physiotherapy etc.
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Awareness raising
Risk assessment
Target audience: 
All (no specific target audience)
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Safety officers
Occupational health physician
Workers
Priority area: 
Chronic conditions
Prevention
Sedentary work
Date of Publication / Year : 
2019