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Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) for the garbage man / loader

Type
Guides & Tools
Country
Belgium
Languages
Provider

Description

Description: 

The brochure, specifically designed for workers in the waste management sector. The brochure answers three questions: What is a musculoskeletal disorder? What are the risks of MSDs? And most importantly, how can MSDs be prevented? The brochure, written by PREVENT, is illustrated with photos showing real work situations.


 

Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) for the garbage man / loader

Detailed Information

Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Manual handling of loads
Repetitive movements/work
Static postures - standing
Health effects: 
MSDs unspecified
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: 
Guidance
Target audience: 
Workers
Priority area: 
Prevention