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Think of me. Your back. Agriculture, forestry and horticulture

Type
Visual resources
Guides & Tools
Country
Germany
Languages
German
Provider
german Social insurance for agriculture, forestry and horticulture - SVLFG

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Description

Description: 

This brochure published by the German Social Insurance for agriculture, forestry and horticulture - SVLFG is intended to workers in agriculture to recognise physical stress factors and if possible to reduce or prevent them. To “take the burden off their shoulders” and thus positively influence their back health and quality of life. It is well illustrated and provides information on all ergonomic risks in agriculture,forestry and horticulture (e.g. lifting and carrying, vibration, working above shoulder height). You will find excersises and back care tips as well as a guidance for risk assessment.

Think of me. Your back. Agriculture, forestry and horticulture

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHING
Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Long hours
Manual handling of loads
Static postures - standing
Vibrations
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
MSDs unspecified
Stress
Prevention measures: 
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
General information
Awareness raising
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience: 
All (no specific target audience)
Type of visual resource: 
Leaflet/Booklet
Priority area: 
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2015