Skip to main content

Are you looking for something more specific?

The background to body mappingBody mapping is a technique to gain information about hazards and ill-health effects in work, first developed by community groups and trade unions, and meanwhile adapted by educators in a variety of settings. It is used as a…
IntroductionThis article provides some basic guidance on how to carry out participatory ergonomics in the workplace, in particular for preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). It draws on a longer article on participatory ergonomics[1]. Informing…
Abstract98% of firms coming under the French general social security scheme employ fewer than 50 employees. Although small enterprises do not see risk prevention as a priority, the statistics show without doubt that the majority of occupational accidents…
The background of hazard mappingHazard mapping is a form of worker participation that concerns marking hazards at work stations on a map. Hazard mapping can be applied to various issues, such as work safety, working with chemicals, exposure to noise etc…
Introduction Micro and small enterprises (MSEs) are commonly defined in Europe[1] as “enterprises with fewer than 50 employees"; MSEs are further divided into micro enterprises (with fewer than 10) and small enterprises (10–49). The enterprises referred…
IntroductionThe advancement in new technologies, substances and new ways of working make it necessary to look beyond traditional methods of risk management. General drivers to emerging occupational safety and health (OSH) risks are: globalisation;…
IntroductionWorkers should be protected from occupational risks they could be exposed to. This could be achieved through a risk management process, which involves risk analysis, risk assessment and risk prevention and control practices. In order to carry…
The OiRA ActivityOccupational safety and health within the EU is subject to a number of EU directives. National legislation in many member states also aligns with the EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2014-2020. Objective one of the…
IntroductionThis e-tool is a phone app intended to provide an aid for the identification of risks associated with physical loads, specifically related to manual handling, repetitive work and adoption of static postures. The application was developed…
IntroductionStress can be caused by multiple factors, which are work and non-work related. In 2020, the percentage of employed people who reported facing risk factors for their mental well-being at work was 44.6 % at EU level and it is the second most…