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Publications

A wealth of information on the issue covered by the current campaign — and why and how we should tackle it — can be accessed through EU-OSHA’s website.

Publications range from campaign info sheets on relevant topics to seminar and workshop summaries and comprehensive research reports (e.g. on the extent of the issue and associated costs, and current prevention policies and practice). Case studies provide real-life examples of how workplaces manage OSH, giving tips on the practical application of prevention measures.

Latest publications

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16/12/2019 29 pages

Sweden: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: prevalence...

Type: Country/National reports
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16/12/2019 42 pages

Spain: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: prevalence,...

Type: Country/National reports
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16/12/2019 43 pages

Netherlands: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders:...

Type: Country/National reports

Publications available (55)

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09/09/2020 Type: Discussion papers 12 pages

Occupational exoskeletons: wearable robotic devices and preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace...

Exoskeletons are personal assistive technologies that affect the body mechanically. They can reduce the load of physical work such as heavy lifting, lessening the risk of musculoskeletal disorders. Ergonomic workplace design and layout are not always possible, for example in...

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27/07/2020 Type: Reports 9 pages

Summary - Analysis of case studies on working with chronic musculoskeletal disorders

This publication summarises a report that presents eight case studies of people with chronic musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) who successfully returned to work after sick leave or continued to work with the MSD. The studies aim to examine the experiences of these workers — who...

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27/07/2020 Type: Reports 74 pages

Analysis of case studies on working with chronic musculoskeletal disorders

This report presents eight case studies of people with chronic musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) who successfully returned to work after sick leave or continued to work with the MSD. The studies aim to examine the experiences of these workers — who were recruited from a variety...

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21/06/2020 Type: Discussion papers 23 pages

Musculoskeletal disorders in the healthcare sector

A growing care burden, recruitment difficulties and an ageing workforce mean that musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are likely to become an increasingly difficult occupational safety and health challenge in the healthcare sector. This discussion paper reviews the literature on...

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05/06/2020 Type: Reports 51 pages

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: from research to practice. What can be learnt?

Despite numerous initiatives aimed at preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), their prevalence remains high across the EU. This report summarises the findings of a large-scale project aimed at exploring the reasons for this and identifying shortcomings both at...

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