As of 1 November 2019, the Swedish Work Environment Authority has introduced medical checks for hand-intensive work. This is to avoid workers suffering from musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the neck, shoulder, arm or hand.
In order to assess whether a job is hand-intensive, a mapping of which work steps occur needs to be made. Thereafter, each work step must be risk assessed, taking into account:
Visida's ergonomist can help with how a mapping of which work steps occur can be done and then has several different ways of risk assessing whether the different steps are hand-intensive, for example through the risk assessment methods HAL and DUET.
If employees are subjected to hand-intensive work, a medical check-up for hand-intensive work must be offered to all employees.