Red card for DBU for unsafe work

the working environment authority has given Dansk Boldspil-Union a red card. It is done in the form of a red smiley and an injunction. The supervision found out

Red card for DBU for unsafe work

the working environment authority has given Dansk Boldspil-Union a red card. It is done in the form of a red smiley and an injunction. The supervision found out

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
17 September 2019 Tuesday 15:01
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Red card for DBU for unsafe work

the working environment authority has given Dansk Boldspil-Union a red card. It is done in the form of a red smiley and an injunction. The supervision found out during a visit at DBU, that there was a lot of reckless lifting of the bags to fodboldlandsholdenes collections.

Employees of DBU in Brøndby has gone and lifted 20 kilos heavy bags with almost stretched arms. It can cause serious damage in the back, neck and shoulders. It is clear from a public access to documents, A4 work Environment obtained from the labour inspectorate.

In the summer were two supervisors on the visit with DBU in Bolton and be able to by myself in the basement to see how the employees handle the bags, as fodboldlandsholdene get with. It got the two supervisors to respond with an injunction to DBU 2. august. Herein are, among other things:

"the Work with the lifting of the bags is not carried out without risks to health. The work exposes the employee to loads, which can lead to injury, especially low back pain, shoulder and neck."

When the employees have lifted landsholdenes bags, weighing 20-23 pounds, they packed them on a flatbed. During the work they have carried my bags in the "3/4 armsafstand", as stated in the supervisory authority's injunction.

If you have tried to lift something heavy in the stretched arm, you know that it is hard as a result of the so-called barbell-principle. And not only that, there is at work in Brøndby also been "twisting in the back".

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Photo: Report from the Danish working environment authority/A4 Working environment

Professor Lars Louis Andersen National Research centre for the Working environment (NFA) will not comment on the specific case. But he refers to recent research from Netherlands, showing that løftearbejde over a certain limit increases the risk that you will get hurt in the back.

exactly a study shows that lifting of 25 pounds or lift 25 times a day potentially can lead to, respectively, the 4.3 percent and 3.5 percent of new cases of low back pain-pain each year. New cases in the sense that it is the persons, who in the past have had problems with the back. The study also shows that there is an elevated risk already at the lifting of 10 pounds, although the risk here is somewhat smaller.

DBU has no fewer than 17 national team. The two most well-known is the woman - and the men's team. But in addition there is the national team all the way down to the players of 16 years. It provides many bags, there must be handled.

the Head of DBU, Jacob Høyer, acknowledging that the DBU has not had a grip on the handling of the bags to the omkringrejsende players in landsholdene. But, fortunately, is no, according to Jakob Høyer come to harm.

- None of our employees have suffered damage as a result of the work with the bags, and no one has complained about it. But we do of course take the request from the Danish working environment authority seriously, because we obviously will not have, that someone comes to harm, says Jakob Høyer to the A4 Working environment.

the Injunction from the labour inspectorate means that the DBU has had to buy advice from a consultant within 15. september. This week is going DBU on the basis of the time to find solutions, along with arbejdsmiljørådgiver.

- now We need to have a meeting with a consultant, as the Inspectors have recommended. And so we are looking forward to hear what she comes up with recommendations, says Jakob Høyer.When asked about the visit from the Danish working environment authority and the subsequent injunction of regret for him, says Jakob Høyer to the A4, the Working environment:

- No. We feel neither ’discovered’ or ’punished’. We in DBU's focus is to develop and promote players and coaches, and it's good for us to get a visit from some, who are knowledgeable about the working environment and can give us good advice.

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