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E-fact 15 - Work – related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and the pace of work

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Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages
English
Provider

Description

Description: 

This web summary provides information on relations between the pace of work and MSDs, and its control. Pace of work is one of the major causes of ill health in the workplace, and the available evidence shows that it is quickening.

E-fact 15 - Work – related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and the pace of work

Detailed Information

Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Fast-paced work
Forceful movements
Poor work organisation
Psychosocial/stress hazards
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)
Simple tips and measures
Worker participation
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Awareness raising
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience: 
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Workers
Priority area: 
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2007