There is considerable research focused on trying to understand the impact of the length of the work shift and the rotation cycle both on performance and long term health.Details
Germany has drafted a manual to assist in the practical application of the provisions contained in the German Load Handling Directive. The evaluation considers: repetitive lifting, holding time, and carrying/pushing/pulling distance (which form a time weighting), effective load on the body (weight or
force), work postures, and working conditions.
Specific labour groups have strongly supported the development of ergonomics regulations to reduce the pain and suffering of work-related MSDs among their members and have worked collaboratively with employers and government to prevent and reduce MSDs.Details