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MSDs are a problem not only for millions of workers but also for businesses, economies and society. They are one of the most common causes of disability, sick leave and early retirement.

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05/03/2021 Napo is back to fight musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace Since 2007, when Napo introduced his Lighten the Load film to raise awareness about work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), the still high prevalence of...See more
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02/03/2021 Get to know more about MSDs through targeted publications Why are particular groups of workers more likely to develop musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)? What are the barriers to preventing and managing MSDs? Which...See more

Priority areas

The ‘Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load’ campaign is organised into several priority areas, which are promoted using special communication and promotion packs throughout the campaign. Each area covers a specific topic related to MSDs. A range of materials, including reports, infosheets, infographics and case studies, are released every three to four months to maintain the campaign’s momentum.
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Official Campaign partners

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European and international enterprises and organisations, both public and private, from a variety of sectors, support the Healthy Workplaces Campaign. They form a network of pioneers, inspiring and encouraging others to successfully manage a safe and healthy workforce. Their engagement is essential to making sure that the campaign messages reach all kinds of workplaces throughout the EU.

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