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Musculoskeletal diseases, A poorly understood "pandemic"

Type
Guides & Tools
Country
Slovenia
Languages
Slovenian
Provider
The association of free trade unions of Slovenia

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Description

Description: 

This publication for Slovenian workers in 2007 is a part of two related campaigns to prevent musculoskeletal disorders in the European trade unions and the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work in Bilbao. In this publication, the European trade unions include the true causes of musculoskeletal disorders, in addition to mechanical stress, and the modern organization of work. The resulting intensification of work, even in countries with developed ergonomics, causes a sharp increase in musculoskeletal diseases of workers. The publication provides some practical tips on how to prevents MSDs. 

 

Musculoskeletal diseases, A poorly understood "pandemic"

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Hazards: 
Manual handling of loads
Repetitive movements/work
Forceful movements
Awkward postures
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Health effects: 
MSDs unspecified
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
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: 
Training
Warning message/Alert
General information
Awareness raising
Guidance
Target audience: 
Workers
Priority area: 
Facts and figures
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2007