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Campaign partners come together to tackle MSDs in Social Services

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are highly prevalent among the social care workforce in Europe, with nearly half of workers reporting suffering from backache or upper limb disorders.


To address the issue, official campaign partners the Federation of European Social Employers and the European Public Service Unions (EPSU) are jointly hosting a webinar on 21 September to raise awareness of MSDSs in the social services sector and to highlight concrete measures and practices to tackle them.

Both organisations recognise the importance of employers’ representatives and trade unions working together to ensure safe and healthy working conditions for the entirety of the social services workforce.

The event also includes presentations on the European Commission’s new strategic framework on health and safety at work, as well as on the Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load campaign, presented by EU-OSHA project manager Lorenzo Munar.

More information on the webinar