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Belgium: Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders as a priority in the national strategy and campaigning on MSDs prevention

Type
Case study
Country
Belgium
Languages
English
Provider
EU OSHA

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Description

Description: 

This case study highlights that national occupational safety and health policy, strategies and campaigns recognise the importance of MSDs and their prevention. The strategic approach adopted looks at the benefits of MSD prevention for workers, employers and society. Legislation is goal oriented: the nature of the problems and their causes (and consequences) are described and information and tools are provided to tackle them.

Belgium: Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders as a priority in the national strategy and campaigning on MSDs prevention

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Manual handling of loads
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Using Display Screen Equipment
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
Warning message/Alert
General information
Awareness raising
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience: 
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area: 
Facts and figures
Prevention
Psychosocial risks
Date of Publication / Year : 
2020