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Ergo guides help to improve eronomic working conditions

Type
Case study
Country
Austria
Languages
German
Provider
Austrian Labour inspection

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Description

Description: 

 

The objective of the "Ergo-Guide concept" was to qualify workers in the field of ergonomics so that they can identify ergonomic problems (e.g. awkward posture and movement) at the workplaces, systematically analyse the ergonomic hazards and help to find solutions to prevent MSDs. More than 250 workers at Baxter were trained to identify ergonomic hazards and help to improve eronomic working conditions.

 

Ergo guides help to improve eronomic working conditions

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations
Manufacture of irradiation, electromedical and electrotherapeutic equipment
Hazards: 
Other
Hazards other: 
general ergonomic hazards at different workplaces
Health effects: 
Other
Health effects other: 
diverse health effects
Prevention measures: 
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Worker participation
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
Other
Purpose of the material other: 
case study example
Target audience: 
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Occupational health physician
Priority area: 
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2011