Priority area

Worker diversity

Women, older workers, migrant and LGBTI workers as well as other groups are at greater risk of suffering from MSDs.

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Sharing expert knowledge on work-related MSDs

Which are the causes of these highly prevalent work-related disorders? How can the risks be identified and managed?

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Priority areas

The ‘Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load’ campaign is organised into several priority areas, which are promoted using special communication and promotion packs throughout the campaign. Each area covers a specific topic related to MSDs. A range of materials, including reports, infosheets, infographics and case studies, are released every three to four months to maintain the campaign’s momentum.
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Official Campaign partners

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European and international enterprises and organisations, both public and private, from a variety of sectors, support the Healthy Workplaces Campaign. They form a network of pioneers, inspiring and encouraging others to successfully manage a safe and healthy workforce. Their engagement is essential to making sure that the campaign messages reach all kinds of workplaces throughout the EU.

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