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Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the transport and logistics 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 transport and logistics sector. 

 

Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the transport and logistics sector

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE
Hazards: 
Static postures - sitting
Manual handling of loads
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)
Purpose of the material: 
Guidance
Target audience: 
Employers
Safety officers
Occupational health physician
OSH consultant
Priority area: 
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2013