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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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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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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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