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Tips for a healthy back when working in wood and metal works for employees

Type
Guides & Tools
Country
Germany
Languages
German
Provider
Berufsgenossenschaft Holz und Metall

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Description

Description: 

Information booklet with tips for a healthy back when working in wood and metal works for employees. It gives global information about the back, information on the effects of lifting, pushing and pulling on the back as well as tips on posture (both sitting and standing) . Lastly  it contains some exercises in order to prevent MSDs. 

 

Tips for a healthy back when working in wood and metal works for employees

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials
Manufacture of structural metal products
Hazards: 
Manual handling of loads
Repetitive movements/work
Forceful movements
Awkward postures
Static postures - standing
Static postures - sitting
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: 
Workers
Priority area: 
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2017