28/05/2003

New Guidance on Preventing MSDs in Cleaners

Cleaners are particularly at risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) because
their work is demanding and labour intensive. Using mops with short handles and
emptying buckets into high level sinks are just some of the inappropriate
working practices which cause backaches and strains to cleaners, the Health and
Safety Executive (HSE) warns.

HSE’s new guide Caring for cleaners. Guidance and case studies on how to
prevent musculoskeletal disorders outlines the basic steps to recognise if a
problem exists and to comply with current legal duties that all employers,
cleaning contractors and suppliers of cleaning equipment should take to help
avoid MSD problems.


Further Information


AplusA-online.de - Source: Health and Safety Executive (HSE)