02/25/2010

Good practices in agriculture

Social partners participate in the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders and
present a new website, as a part of the project "Good practices in agriculture:
social partners participation in the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders".
The project is funded by the European Commission and runs from December 2008
till December 2009.

Goal of the project was to implement the European social partners' agreement of
GEOPA-COPA and EFFAT by developing prevention policies and good practices to
reduce musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in agriculture and to disseminate the
results. Project partners: IDEWE (Belgium), University of Loughsborough (UK),
CIOP (Poland), Swedish Univeristy of Agriculture and GEOPA-COPA.
For specific tasks in the agricultural sector such as milking cows, tractor
driving, ground level manual crops, pruning, sorting, grading and packaging,
and harvesting good practices to reduce MSDs were collected.

More information


AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work