Monotonous work that places a strain on your body
Various forms of monotonous, stressful work:
- Monotonous, repetitive work.
- Static holding and carrying work.
- Working in static working positions.
- Work demanding attention, concentration, vision and hearing.
Stressful working positions and movements are linked with:
- Work site conditions and equipment.
- The design/operating requirements of the machinery and technical aids used.
- The form of samples and their placement before, during and after handling.
- Choice of working methods.
Avoid strained working positions:
- Plan your work so that you can avoid strained working positions completely.
- Always use technical aids wherever you have the space and opportunity to do so.
- Make sure you keep things tidy so that you can use technical aids.
- Switch between various kinds of task and working position.
- Avoid working above shoulder height and below knee height.
- As far as possible, avoid working lying down, squatting or kneeling over any length of time.
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