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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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06/09/2007 Type: Info sheets 2 pages

Factsheet 75 - 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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03/07/2007 Type: Info sheets 2 pages

Factsheet 73 - Hazards and risks associated with manual handling of loads in the workplace

Manual handling of loads (MHL) is any of the following activities carried out by one or more workers: lifting, holding, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving of a load. The load can be animate (a person or animal) or inanimate (an object). Though decreasing lately,...

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02/07/2007 Type: Info sheets 2 pages

Factsheet 72 - Work-related neck and upper limb disorders

Almost two thirds of EU workers report being exposed to repetitive hand and arm movements, and a quarter to vibrations from tools - significant risk factors for work-related neck and upper limb disorders (WRULDs). Many workers, in a wide range of jobs, develop WRULDs and they...

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01/07/2007 Type: Info sheets 2 pages

Factsheet 71 - Introduction to work-related musculoskeletal disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most common workrelated problem in Europe. Almost 24 % of the EU-25 workers report suffering from backache and 22 % complain about muscular pains. Both conditions are more prevalent in the new Member States, 39 % and 36 % respectively.

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24/01/2007 Type: Info sheets 11 pages

E-fact 17 - The prevention of work-related neck and upper limb disorders (WRULDs) in construction

WRULDs are impairments of bodily structures such as tendons, ligaments, nerves, muscles and the blood circulation system, caused by work and the effects of the working environment. WRULDs are widespread in the construction sector, especially in certain trades. This summary aims...

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