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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.

Publications available (55)

23/01/2007 Type: Info sheets 10 pages

E-fact 14 - Hazards and risks associated with manual handling in the workplace

Manual handling occurs in almost all working environments, though workers in construction, agriculture, hotels and restaurants are most likely to be exposed to heavy loads. This web summery provides information on hazards linked to manual handling, their risk assessment and...

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23/01/2007 Type: Info sheets 14 pages

E-fact 13 - Office ergonomics

Office workers are exposed to a number of health risks, amongst others, to sedentary work, repetition, work with computers and unsuitable microclimate. This web summary provides specific guidance on use of office equipment, providing a safe working environment, and workstation...

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23/01/2007 Type: Info sheets 18 pages

E-fact 12 - Work related musculoskeletal disorders in the service and retail sectors

The service and retail sectors offer a wide range of jobs including in shops, restaurants, offices, distribution and entertainment. Many are physically demanding, and workers in these sectors are particularly at risk from back and upper limb disorders. Many factors can...

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23/01/2007 Type: Info sheets 3 pages

E-fact 10 - Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in education

The available data for the education sector reveals very low rates of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Education workers have low exposure to repetitive hand and arm movements, and very few are at risk from carrying heavy loads. Typically, the tasks performed by employees, the...

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22/01/2007 Type: Info sheets 9 pages

E-fact 9 - Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs): an introduction

Factors contributing to MSDs include use of force, repetitive work, work in awkward postures, vibration, work in cold environments, and prolonged sitting or standing. They are also affected by levels of stress, autonomy and support from colleagues, individuals' prior medical...

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