Priority area

Sedentary work

Act now to avoid prolonged standing and sitting at work. Promoting moving and exercise at your workplace is key to preventing MSDs.

Change prolonged-sitting routines

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27/07/2021 Static postures and MSDs: how prolonged sitting or standing at work can affect workers’ health Our bodies need to move around to function well: avoiding static postures is important to prevent musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and other health problems...See more
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22/07/2021 How to prevent the risks associated with prolonged sitting The type of work done by workers in many industries is changing, and as a result, the occupational risks we face are changing too. Physical work is being...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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