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Healthy workers, thriving companies - a practical guide to wellbeing at work

Type
Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages
English
Provider

Description

Description: 

This guide presents a practical approach to preventing and managing work-related psychosocial risks and musculoskeletal disorders. Tailored to the needs of micro and small businesses, the guide suggests a straightforward five-step process for improving the work environment to tackle these issues.

Healthy workers, thriving companies - a practical guide to wellbeing at work

Detailed Information

Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Fast-paced work
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Repetitive movements/work
Static postures - sitting
Static postures - standing
Using Display Screen Equipment
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Stress
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)
Rehabilitation, physiotherapy etc.
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
Training
General information
Awareness raising
Risk assessment
Target audience: 
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Safety officers
Workers
Priority area: 
Prevention
Psychosocial risks
Sedentary work
Worker diversity
Date of Publication / Year : 
2018