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Prevention of MSDs in viticulture

Type
Case study
Country
France
Languages
English
Provider
EU OSHA

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Description

Description: 

The act of pruning testifies to the winegrower's expertise and determines the future of the vine. In particular, pruning will be decisive for the health of the plant, and subsequently the quality of the grape harvest and, hence, the economic profitability of the vineyard. Accordingly, establishing a training session on improvement of the cutting tool and its use not only helps prevent MSDs, but also helps "do the job properly".

Prevention of MSDs in viticulture

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHING
Growing of grapes
Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Repetitive movements/work
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Prevention measures: 
Training/guidance (for workers)
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Awareness raising
Risk assessment
Target audience: 
Employers
Managers
Workers
Priority area: 
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2010