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Document ID (ISN)103875
CIS number 05-219
ISBN(s) 972-96004-4-9
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Carvalho M.J., Maia E., Maia J., Cunha G., Vinheiras V., Baptista M.C., Lapa N.
Title Manual handling of loads - Practical ergonomics guide - Garment industry
Original title Movimentação manual de cargas - Guia prático de ergonomia - Subsector de vestuário [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information Instituto de Desenvolvimento e Inspecção das Condições de Trabalho (IDICT), Lisboa, Portugal, Dec. 2002. 44p. Illus.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Portugal; manual lifting; clothing industry; manual handling; textile industry; ergonomics
Descriptors (secondary) work posture; sitting posture; standing posture; sewing; hand trucks; risk factors; repetitive strain injury; plant safety and health organization; safety guides; box handling
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvincePortugal
Subject(s) Textile and clothing industries
Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Clothing and finished textile products industry
Ergonomics