• lifting
  • pushing
  • pulling
  • repetitive movements
  • computer work (screen work, sitting time)
  • working in awkward postures

Your employees may experience health issues, such as upper limb problems, back pain and neck ache, from overuse or improper use of visual display units. Eye strain and several other afflictions regarding arms, shoulders, back and hands may also occur.

Protection against physical strain

Employers can determine the risk of arm, neck or shoulder injuries using TNO’s Hand Arm Risk-assessment Method. They can then take the measures required, such as the application of appropriate working methods and use of ergonomically designed workstations. They must also provide their employees with information and instructions about how they can work in a safe and healthy manner.