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Specific ergonomic training for fishermen and other boat workers

Type
Case study
Country
Lithuania
Languages
English
Provider

Description

Description: 

Most of works on the fishing and transport boats are related to the manual handling and lifting of the various loads and repetitive movements or incorrect working postures. The management of the company decided to develop a combined method of ergonomic training for raising employees’ awareness regarding musculoskeletal problems and their solution.

Specific ergonomic training for fishermen and other boat workers

Detailed Information

Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Repetitive movements/work
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Prevention measures: 
Simple tips and measures
Worker participation
Training/guidance (for workers)
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
Training
General information
Awareness raising
Risk assessment
Target audience: 
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Workers
Priority area: 
Prevention