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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.

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25/11/2020 Type: Discussion papers 10 pages

The Austrian Moving School model: school quality means enabling the children to live out their natural need for exercise

Young people and adolescents need to move sufficiently to ensure optimum development. Research has shown that not moving enough can lead to behavioural problems and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). This discussion paper looks at the Austrian ‘Moving School’ model, which focuses...

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19/10/2020 Type: Presentations

Risk Assessment for Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)

Risk assessment is the basis for successful safety and health management, and the key to prevent and manage musculoskeletal disorders. This presentation suggests a straightforward stepwise approach to risk assessment that should work well for most businesses (specially micro and...

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19/10/2020 Type: Presentations

Introduction to Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) prevention

This presentation provides a general introduction to the prevention and management of musculoskeletal disorders that could be complemented with other presentations or publications in the scope of Campaign 2020-22 Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load . You may also download this...

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14/10/2020 Type: Discussion papers 19 pages

MSDs in the agriculture sector: from identifying the risks to adopting preventive measures

Farming involves a lot of repetitive work. Manual handling and lifting in particular can cause strain and awkward positions. Outdoor work and specificities of terrain make the design of agricultural machinery challenging. This discussion paper looks at the use of mechanisation...

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30/09/2020 Type: Info sheets 8 pages

Body and hazard mapping in the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)

This info sheet provides an overview of body and hazard mapping techniques and highlights their value in identifying and preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). It lists the resources you need to run a hazard or body mapping session in your own workplace and...

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