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Norway: Together for a good working environment

Type
Case study
Country
Norway
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.

Norway: Together for a good working environment

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Processing and preserving of meat and production of meat products
Processing and preserving of meat
Processing and preserving of poultry meat
Production of meat and poultry meat products
Residential nursing care activities
Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Fast-paced work
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Repetitive movements/work
Static postures - standing
Working with an existing MSD condition/disease
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
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
Adjustments/support for chronic MSD disorder/disease/pain suffers
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Sufferer of an MSK disorder or disease
Purpose of the material: 
Training
General information
Awareness raising
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience: 
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Safety officers
Occupational health physician
Priority area: 
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2020