Priority area

Chronic conditions

Early intervention is essential to prevent MSDs from becoming chronicFind out more about how to support workers with our practical resources for preventing and managing chronic MSDs.

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08/04/2021 What are chronic MSDs and how can we manage them at work? As Europe’s workforce ages, the chances of workers having or developing chronic musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are increasing. But with the right support,...See more
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08/04/2021 Participatory ergonomics: how can it improve workers’ health and well-being and prevent MSDs? A new discussion paper explores the benefits of using participatory ergonomics (PE) —involving workers in planning and controlling work activities — to tackle...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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