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Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the distribution sector

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

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Description

Description: 

This manual has three objectives: to know how the back is working, to understand how it can deteriorate and to develop solutions adapted to the distribution sector.

 

Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the distribution sector

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE
Hazards: 
Manual handling of loads
Forceful movements
Repetitive movements/work
Awkward postures
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
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)
Target audience: 
Employers
Safety officers
Occupational health physician
OSH consultant
Priority area: 
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2013