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Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in agriculture and horticulture

Type
Guides & Tools
Country
Belgium
Languages
French
Dutch
Provider
Federal Public Service Employment, Labor and Social Dialogue

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Description

Description: 

The brochure focuses on the sector of agriculture and horticulture and answers three questions: What is a musculoskeletal disorder? What are the risks of TMS? And above all, how to prevent MSDs? The brochure, written by PREVENT, is illustrated with photos showing real work situations. 

 

Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in agriculture and horticulture

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHING
Hazards: 
Manual handling of loads
Forceful movements
Repetitive movements/work
Awkward postures
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: 
Employers
Workers
Priority area: 
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2015