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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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04/11/2008 Type: Info sheets 6 pages

E-fact 43 - Checklist for preventing WRULDs

Work-related neck and upper limb disorders (WRULDs) are impairments of bodily structures such as to a tendon, nerve, muscle, joint, bursa or the localised blood circulation system. Principally, they are caused by the performance of work and by the effects of the immediate...

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04/11/2008 Type: Info sheets 5 pages

E-fact 42 - Checklist for prevention of lower limb disorders

Work-related lower limb disorders (LLDs) are impairments of bodily structures such as a tendon, muscle, nerve, joint and bursa caused or aggravated primarily by the performance of work and by the effects of the immediate environment where the work is carried out. They can affect...

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17/10/2008 Type: Info sheets 14 pages

E-fact 39 - Cleaners and musculoskeletal disorders

This E-Fact offers important information about about work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Numerous investigations have shown that cleaners are at risk of developing MSDs of the back, neck, shoulders, elbows, hands and lower limbs as a result of their work. The E-Fact...

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17/10/2008 Type: Info sheets 11 pages

E-fact 38 - Work equipment, tools and cleaners

This E-Fact examines how and why cleaners are injured using their equipment. Musculoskeletal disorders are a significant problem, with studies showing that they are the biggest cause of time off work among cleaners. The E-Fact explains the steps of the risk assessment process,...

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15/02/2008 Type: Reports 30 pages

Report - Prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders in practice

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most common work-related health problem in Europe, affecting millions of workers. The Lighten the Load campaign featured the Good Practice Awards, which recognise organisations that have made outstanding and innovative contributions to...

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