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US: NIOSH Musculoskeletal Health Cross-sector Programme

Type
Case study
Country
USA
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.

US: NIOSH Musculoskeletal Health Cross-sector Programme

Detailed Information

Hazards: 
Manual handling of loads
Using Display Screen Equipment
Vibrations
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
Upper 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
Adjustments/support for chronic MSD disorder/disease/pain suffers
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
Ageing and older workers
Migrant and immigrant workers
Purpose of the material: 
Training
General information
Awareness raising
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience: 
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Safety officers
Priority area: 
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2020