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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25/11/2021 Why are women more exposed to MSDs? What can we do to protect them? Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) can affect all workers, but women are among those who are particularly exposed to a number of work-related physical,...See more
23/11/2021 Workplace integration and adaptation for people living with pain - Virtual event by the Societal... On 28 October 2021, the Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) organised a virtual event on employment and pain policy entitled “Workplace integration and adaptation...See more

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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