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The prevention of lower back disorders in the transport sector

Type
Guides & Tools
Country
Malta
Languages
English
Provider
Awtorità għas-Saħħa u s-Sigurtà fuq il-Post tax-Xogħol

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Description

Description: 

This guide provides information on why a prevention policy needs to be implemented for the prevention of back pain disorders in the transport sector. It explains the causes, and provides preventive solutions in the  transport sector and how to implement them with the help of pictures. 

 

The prevention of lower back disorders in the transport sector

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE
Hazards: 
Manual handling of loads
Forceful movements
Awkward postures
Static postures - sitting
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
MSDs unspecified
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Training/guidance (for workers)
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
Guidance
Target audience: 
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area: 
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2007