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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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19/01/2021 Supporting musculoskeletal health in the workplace — find out all you need to know What are work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), why is it so important to prevent them and how can we do this? Our new info sheet explains it all! From...See more
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14/01/2021 The business case – tackling MSDs in the workplace has a return on investment Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most prevalent work-related health issue and are among the top causes of sick leave in the EU. As a result, they can...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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