|Document ID (ISN)||107862|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0014-6269 - Face au risque
|Convention or series no.
||All-out effort against MSDs
||Mobilisation contre les TMS [in French]|
||Apr. 2007, No.432, p.22-24. Illus.
||Musculoskeletal diseases (MSDs) are increasing at the rate of 20% per year. They represent the main cause of sickness absenteeism and an important source of costs, both in terms of compensation and lost productivity. The automotive component sector is particularly exposed because of its just-in-time mode of operation. This article presents some of the practical preventive measures against MSDs adopted by automotive component suppliers, which include: consciousness-raising film; development of a job observation method consisting of analysing repetitive movements and work postures; Hoshin workshops (plan, do, check, correct); reorganization of workplaces; warming-up exercises; computer-generated animation for the visualization of ergonomic problems. In box: reference to French legislation.
||work organization; musculoskeletal diseases; plant safety and health organization; conditions of work; motor vehicle industry; ergonomics
||safety consciousness; equipment layout; work efficiency; repetitive work; sickness absenteeism; information of personnel; isometric exercise; job study; computer applications; repetitive strain injury; work posture
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Ergonomics and work organization
Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry