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Exercises to reduce musculoskeletal discomfort for people doing a range of static and repetitive work

Previous research has recognised exercise as an intervention that may be effective in reducing the occurrence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) amongst the workforce. The aims of this work are to undertake a brief review of literature to identify suggested exercises and any evidence of their benefit with the intention to compile a set of exercises that may be appropriate for inclusion in a leaflet or other publication.

Exercices to reduce musculoskeletal discomfort for people doing a range of static and repetitive work. Christine Leah, Health and Safety Laboratory. HSE, 2011.  26 p. (RR743 Research report).  Source : http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr743.pdf 

Association of hip osteoarthritis and manual handling of loads over 20 kg

Physically loading work factors may play a considerable role in the development of hip osteoarthritis. Recurrent work-related manual handling of workloads over 20 kg was associated with hip osteoarthritis in both genders between the ages of 30 and 97. The risk was visible after 12 years' exposure.

Source : http://www.ttl.fi/en/news/Pages/association_hip_osteoarthritis_handling_loads.aspx#

Ergonomics at materials recycling facilities

Conveyor belts are used in several industries to move materials. Using these systems in the workplace can reduce the risks of Musculoskeletal injury (MSD) by avoiding the need for excessive repetitive lifting and carrying. However, conveyor belt workstations should be properly designed to ensure that operators do not excessively lean, stoop, twist, or over-reach, since these repetitive movements can themselves lead to musculoskeletal injury. The workplace, size of the conveyor, type, through put and height of material, and how material is handled, are all factors to consider when assessing the risk of MSDs in a task undertaken at a conveyor. The guidance below considers these and many more issues, and gives practical, well-illustrated solutions.

Source : http://www.hse.gov.uk/waste/mrf.htm


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