|Document ID (ISN)||103875|
|Convention or series no.
||Carvalho M.J., Maia E., Maia J., Cunha G., Vinheiras V., Baptista M.C., Lapa N.
||Manual handling of loads - Practical ergonomics guide - Garment industry
||Movimentação manual de cargas - Guia prático de ergonomia - Subsector de vestuário [in Portuguese]|
||Instituto de Desenvolvimento e Inspecção das Condições de Trabalho (IDICT), Lisboa, Portugal, Dec. 2002. 44p. Illus.
||The purpose of this practical guide is to reduce the risks of injuries related to manual handling in the garment industry. After describing the musculoskeletal system, the most frequent injuries and the risks due to repetitive movements, it goes on to present the various operations that involve injury risks together with the ergonomic measures for their prevention. Tasks that involve risks in this sector include: handling of rolls, packing of and manual handling of garments, moving of garment batches, work in sitting postures (sewing), work in standing postures (starching and folding) and crate handling. The guide also describes the correct postures to be adopted in various situations as well as several gymnastic exercises for reinforcing back and abdominal muscles.
||Portugal; manual lifting; clothing industry; manual handling; textile industry; ergonomics
||work posture; sitting posture; standing posture; sewing; hand trucks; risk factors; repetitive strain injury; plant safety and health organization; safety guides; box handling
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||Portugal|
||Textile and clothing industries
Materials handling and storage
|Broad subject area(s)
Mechanical hazards, transport
||Clothing and finished textile products industry