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Spain: MSDs prevention in health and social care

Type
Case study
Country
Spain
Languages
English
Provider

Description

Description: 

This series of short informative case studies looks at a range of policy level initiatives across Europe and beyond aiming to prevent and manage work-related MSDs. The studies focus on achievements, factors contributing to their success and challenges encountered, and transferability to other sectors and countries.

Spain: MSDs prevention in health and social care

Detailed Information

Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Repetitive movements/work
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Worker participation
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
Training
Warning message/Alert
General information
Awareness raising
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience: 
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Safety officers
Occupational health physician
OSH consultant
Workers
Priority area: 
Prevention
Psychosocial risks