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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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08/02/2008 Type: Info sheets 2 pages

Factsheet 78 - Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: prevention report. A summary.

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most common work-related problem in Europe - 25 % of the EU-27 workers report suffering from backache and 23 % complain about muscular pains. First, there are preventive steps that have to be taken. But for workers who already have MSDs,...

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11/01/2008 Type: Info sheets 11 pages

E-fact 28 - Patient handling techniques to prevent MSDs in health care

MSDs are a serious problem among hospital personnel, and in particular the nursing staff. Of primary concern are back injuries and shoulder strains, which can both, be severely debilitating. The nursing profession has been shown to be one of the most at risk occupation for low...

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11/01/2008 Type: Info sheets 13 pages

E-fact 24 - Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in HORECA

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are widespread in the hotel, restaurant and catering sector (HORECA). MSDs are work-related impairments of bodily structures such as muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves. This E-Fact explains why HORECA workers are at risk of developing...

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19/11/2007 Type: Info sheets 9 pages

E-fact 19 - Prevention of vibration risks in the construction sector

Vibration is a serious health risk for workers in the contruction sector. The two main types are hand-arm and whole-body vibration. The former can cause neurological and motor disorders in the hands and fingers, as well as circulatory disorders in the fingers and disorders of...

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15/10/2007 Type: Reports 100 pages

Report - Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: Back to work

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most common work-related health problem in Europe. Tackling MSDs means taking action in the workplace. First, there are preventative steps that have to be taken. But for workers who already have MSDs, the challenge is to maintain their...

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