Contrary to what is normally thought, the safety and health of workers do not only involve experts in occupational risk management, but also all the company levels. The project performed by the company Dr. Schneider made it possible both to train risk management professionals in the assessment of ergonomic risks and to identify the actions to be taken to reduce such risks; additionally, the project also made the engineering department aware of the importance of an adequate design of the workstation (both from the dimensional and the organizational perspective) in order to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders.
It has been shown that promoting health at work means fewer accidents and diseases, especially the chronic ones, which reduces the costs they involve. That is why an increasing number of companies are implementing actions to promote healthy living habits among workers. However, it is essential to consider that such actions must be selected according to an initial diagnosis of the well-being of the workers, and that a regular follow-up should be performed to know whether the action was adequately designed to achieve the objective set. In any case, the economic and material resources of the company must always be taken into account.
Desde el mes de mayo de 2017 el IBV es uno de los 3 únicos laboratorios a nivel mundial acreditados por la Federación Internacional de Pádel (FIP) para homologar las pelotas de uso en las competiciones oficiales. De esta forma, la Federación ha establecido unos requisitos exigibles a las pelotas que vayan a ser empleadas tanto en sus campeonatos como en los torneos oficiales incluidos en el Calendario Oficial de la FIP. Todos los modelos que deseen obtener el sello “FIP APPROVED PADEL-BALL” deberán someterse a las pruebas de laboratorio correspondientes.
The text reviews the experience and achievements of Instituto de Biomecánica (IBV) and its partners in the European programmes to support and promote R&D, innovation and training over the 2014-2017 period.