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Strains on the back and joints - what does this have to do with me?

Type
Guides & Tools
Country
Germany
Languages
German
Provider

Description

Description: 

This information is used to identify and assess loads on the back and joints and - if necessary - to initiate measures. Against the background of longer working lives, this document provides suggestions and help to maintain the health and employability of employees and thus the success of companies in the long term.


 

Strains on the back and joints - what does this have to do with me?

Detailed Information

Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Repetitive movements/work
Static postures - sitting
Static postures - standing
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
MSDs unspecified
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
Guidance
Target audience: 
Workers
Priority area: 
Prevention