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Working with rheumatic diseases - support workers - an overview for HR manager

Type
Guides & Tools
Country
Germany
Languages
German
Provider
German League for Rheumatism

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Description

Description: 

In Germany, 20 million people suffer from over 100 different forms of rheumatism, such as chronic back pain, fibromyalgia and arthrosis or inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis. Finding — and keeping — a job that works within the limitations imposed by rheumatoid arthritis can be a challenge for many people who live with the painful disease. Participation in working life is particularly important for people with rheumatism. Finding — and keeping — a job that works within the limitations imposed by the chronic disease can be a challenge for many people who live with the painful disease. Sometimes only small changes are necessary in order to help workers to remain in their job. This brooklet is aimed primarily at employers, workers representatives, occupational health physicians in order to give them a practical overview specifically on this topic.

Working with rheumatic diseases - support workers - an overview for HR manager

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Hazards: 
Working with an existing MSD condition/disease
Health effects: 
Worsening of existing (chronic) condition
Health effects other: 
rheumatism
Prevention measures: 
Adjustments/support for chronic MSD disorder/disease/pain suffers
Other
Prevention measures other: 
Employers making adjustments for employees
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
Sufferer of an MSK disorder or disease
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Awareness raising
Target audience: 
Employers
Worker representatives
Occupational health physician
OSH consultant
Priority area: 
Chronic conditions
Date of Publication / Year : 
2016