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Musculoskeletal disorders in fisheries

Type
Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages
English
Provider

Description

Description: 

This article presents the  nature of the work in the fishing industry including the several risk factors that contribute to the development of MSDs along with the comprehensive approach (combining measures both on an organisational and individual level) to prevent MSDs in the sector.

Musculoskeletal disorders in fisheries

Detailed Information

Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Repetitive movements/work
Static postures - standing
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Awareness raising
Risk assessment
Target audience: 
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area: 
Prevention