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Document ID (ISN)56335
CIS number 91-1385
Year 1990
Convention or series no. Undersökningsrapport 1990:9
Author(s) Nilsson B., Kemmlert K., Kilbom Å., Andersson R., Bjurvald M.
Title Prevention of overexertion injuries by means of directed investigations of reported occupational injuries - Interim report: The Labour Inspectorate's investigations of reported occupational injuries
Original title Prevention av belastningsskador genom riktad arbetsskadeutredning - Delrapport: Yrkesinspektionens arbetsskadeutredningar [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Arbetsmiljöinstitutet, Förlagstjänst, 171 84 Solna, Sweden, 1990. 33p. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract In a joint project the National Institute of Occupational Health, the National Board of Occupational Safety and Health and the Labour Inspectorate in Sweden evaluated whether reported occupational overexertion injuries can be used as starting points for prevention. In this report the risk evaluations in 92 cases, performed by 15 labour inspectors (LI) are presented. The risk factors identified most frequently were manual handling of loads and workplace lay out. Inspection notices were given in 20 of 92 inspections only. A majority of the LI found a reported occupational injury to be a valuable starting point for inspection work. At an evaluation after 15-18 months, the employer had taken measures and successfully reduced ergonomic risk factors at 21 individual work places.
Descriptors (primary) ergonomics; strain injuries; repetitive strain injury; labour inspection; overstrain
Descriptors (secondary) report; workplace design; hazard evaluation; musculoskeletal diseases; manual lifting
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Labour inspection
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system