European Week for Safety and Health at Work

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From 25 to 29 October 2021, 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


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


24/10/2021 Let’s shine a light on MSDs during this year’s European Week for Safety and Health at Work Preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) is everyone’s job! EU-OSHA and partners are celebrating European Week for Safety and Health at Work (...See more
22/10/2021 SAP launches a Lighten the Load programme to help employees manage MSDs Official campaign Partner SAP has rolled out a toolkit for its employees, providing information, tips and good practice advice on managing musculoskeletal...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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