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E-fact 42 - Checklist for prevention of lower limb disorders

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This checklist concerns hazards for injury or development of disorders to the lower limb and is targeted at people engaged in workplace hazard identification. In addition, this checklist offers examples of preventive measures that can help to reduce LLDs risks.

E-fact 42 - Checklist for prevention of lower limb disorders

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Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Fast-paced work
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Repetitive movements/work
Static postures - standing
Health effects: 
Lower limb 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
Training/guidance (for workers)
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Women
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Awareness raising
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience: 
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Workers
Priority area: 
Prevention