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Musculoskeletal disorders: a major challenge for occupational risk prevention in Europe

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Description

Description: 

This policy brief looks at the work-related causes behind musculoskeletal disorders and formulates policy recommendations for the prevention of these occupational health risks.


 

Musculoskeletal disorders: a major challenge for occupational risk prevention in Europe

Detailed Information

Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Fast-paced work
Forceful movements
Long hours
Manual handling of loads
Poor work environment, e.g lighting
Poor work organisation
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Repetitive movements/work
Static postures - sitting
Static postures - standing
Using Display Screen Equipment
Working with an existing MSD condition/disease
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
Training/guidance (for workers)
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
Warning message/Alert
General information
Guidance
Target audience: 
Other
Target audiences other: 
Policy makers
Priority area: 
Facts and figures
Future generations