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Rotowork — job rotation of cleaning tasks in a medical laboratory

Type
Case study
Country
Germany
Languages
English
Provider

Description

Description: 

The hygiene institute was responsible for protecting the population against infectious diseases and wanted to reduce absenteeism and job turnover in the cleaning team, which consisted of 15 women, in such a way, that workers over 50 or 55 could remain in the job.

Rotowork — job rotation of cleaning tasks in a medical laboratory

Detailed Information

Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Fast-paced work
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Poor work organisation
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Repetitive movements/work
Working with an existing MSD condition/disease
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Stress
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Worker participation
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Adjustments/support for chronic MSD disorder/disease/pain suffers
Training/guidance (for workers)
Exercises
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Women
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Awareness raising
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience: 
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Workers
Priority area: 
Chronic conditions
Prevention