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Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the distribution sector

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Guides & Tools
Country
Belgium
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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

Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Repetitive movements/work
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