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Body and hazard mapping in the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)

30/09/2020 Type: Info sheets 8 pages

This info sheet provides an overview of body and hazard mapping techniques and highlights their value in identifying and preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). It lists the resources you need to run a hazard or body mapping session in your own workplace and provides step-by-step guidance.

Involving workers is key to successful risk assessment and effective risk management. Mapping techniques are interactive and rely on the active participation of workers, encouraging them to think about how their health might be affected by work, identify potential risks and come up with practical solutions. The results are an invaluable input for risk assessment and monitoring processes.

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