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Caregivers, how to protect them from shoulder musculoskeletal disorders ?

Musculoskeletal disorders are the leading cause of compensated occupational diseases, they represent 87% of occupational diseases recognized by the general... lire la suite

Caregivers, how to protect them from shoulder musculoskeletal disorders ?

Musculoskeletal disorders are the leading cause of compensated occupational diseases, they represent 87% of occupational diseases recognized by the general scheme. They are very common for caregivers. According to Public Health France, musculoskeletal disorders “are pathologies with various and often multiple causes that can sometimes appear without the work being involved, but it is above all a very widespread problem of morbidity linked to at work."

How do musculoskeletal disorders of the shoulder appear?

Musculoskeletal disorders can be of a physical nature, linked to the repetition of certain tasks, the maintenance of a constraining work posture, movements requiring force, too low a temperature in the work environment, etc. They can also be psychosocial and organizational in nature.

The prevention of musculoskeletal disorders therefore requires vigilance and attention from each employee, but also the establishment of working conditions conducive to the physical and mental health of employees.

The consequences of musculoskeletal disorders can extend to serious injuries and the inability to work of victims.

31% of MSDs affect the neck and shoulders. In this video we show you some movements to perform before you get to work to prevent musculoskeletal disorders in the shoulders.

How to prevent musculoskeletal disorders of the shoulders?

  • Raise your shoulders for a few seconds.
  • Rotate shoulders forward and back.

To find out how to prevent musculoskeletal disorders in the hands and neck, you can watch our video How to protect yourself from musculoskeletal disorders? Neck.

To find out how to prevent musculoskeletal disorders in the back, you can watch our video How to protect yourself from musculoskeletal disorders? The back.