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Document ID (ISN)107862
CIS number 08-470
ISSN - Serial title 0014-6269 - Face au risque
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Coune I.
Title All-out effort against MSDs
Original title Mobilisation contre les TMS [in French]
Bibliographic information Apr. 2007, No.432, p.22-24. Illus.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) work organization; musculoskeletal diseases; plant safety and health organization; conditions of work; motor vehicle industry; ergonomics
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; equipment layout; work efficiency; repetitive work; sickness absenteeism; information of personnel; isometric exercise; job study; computer applications; repetitive strain injury; work posture
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry