European Week for Safety and Health at Work

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From 19 to 23 October 2020, hundreds of events across the EU and beyond raise awareness of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. The ideal opportunity to get involved in the campaign is now!

About the European Week for Safety and Health at Work


What is the issue?

Musculoskeletal disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are one of the most common work-related health problems in Europe. They cause pain and discomfort in the back, neck, shoulders, upper limbs and lower limbs, and can affect a person’s ability to work.

What is the issue?


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15/10/2020 Time to move: Introducing the new Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load campaign From bad posture to strained muscles, we are all at risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) at work – which is why effective management and...See more
19/10/2020 Join our partners to mark the European Week for Safety and Health at Work 2020! This year's European Week for Safety and Health at Work , held from 19 to 23 October 2020, is raising awareness about the recently launched Campaign 2020-22...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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