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E-fact 43 - Checklist for preventing WRULDs

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Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages
English
Provider
EU OSHA

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Description

Description: 

 This checklist helps to identify the particular factors that can
contribute to workers developing WRULDs. Furthermore, it gives examples
about the practical steps that can be taken to prevent or reduce the
risks of workers sustaining WRULDs.

E-fact 43 - Checklist for preventing WRULDs

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Fast-paced work
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Poor work organisation
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Static postures - sitting
Using Display Screen Equipment
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)
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 : 
2008