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Europe under strain : [publication] : a report on trade union initiatives to combat workplace musculoskeletal disorders /

by O'Neill, Rory.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Brussels : TUTB (European Trade Union Technical Bureau for Health and Safety), 1999Description: 124 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 2930003294.MeSH subject(s): Musculoskeletal Diseases | Occupational Diseases | Human Engineering | Risk Assessment | Occupational Health | Musculoskeletal Diseases -- prevention & control | Musculoskeletal Diseases -- epidemiology | Musculoskeletal Diseases -- economics | Occupational Health -- legislation & jurisprudence | Occupational Diseases -- prevention & control | EuropePUBLICATION TYPE SAPHIR: MonographSummary: This book is intended to be good to read and, at the same time, a rigorous overall information source, a useful guide to initiatives on the MSD (musculoskeletal disorders) prevention at sector and enterprise level. Its main aims are to demistify the technical, scientific, medical and political arguments on MSD-related matters and to give to trade unions a source book on the different trade unions' approaches. Case histories on promoting occupational health, coming from European and non-European countries, are described. Data on the medical condition, on the European legislation and on the basic ergonomic methods to intervene at the work site are summarised. Finally, as a working tool it provides references and details of sources of further help - institutions, trade unions, and web sites.
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This book is intended to be good to read and, at the same time, a rigorous overall information source, a useful guide to initiatives on the MSD (musculoskeletal disorders) prevention at sector and enterprise level. Its main aims are to demistify the technical, scientific, medical and political arguments on MSD-related matters and to give to trade unions a source book on the different trade unions' approaches. Case histories on promoting occupational health, coming from European and non-European countries, are described. Data on the medical condition, on the European legislation and on the basic ergonomic methods to intervene at the work site are summarised. Finally, as a working tool it provides references and details of sources of further help - institutions, trade unions, and web sites.