SAP launches a Lighten the Load programme to help employees manage MSDs
Official campaign Partner SAP has rolled out a toolkit for its employees, providing information, tips and good practice advice on managing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and on what they can do to lighten their own load.
Following a successful pilot exercise with employees and taking into account their feedback, SAP’s set of activities – launched to coincide with the World Mental Health Day (10 October) and EU-OSHA’s European Week for Safety and Health (25-29 October) – includes:
- A practical toolkit for people to experience and discover new ways to lighten the load;
- Information and tips on stress and prolonged sitting, major risk factors identified for SAP employees;
- Fun and engaging sub themes:
- Work Shouldn’t be a Pain!
- Your De-Stress Formula
- Commit to be Fit
Their Lighten the Load programme also encourages staff to transition from self-awareness to action by fostering healthy habits through awareness webinars, ergonomics and physiotherapy demonstrations, exercise classes, mindfulness, activity challenges, 1-to-1 consultations, and self-paced online resources.
And SAP are not stopping there! They are also collaborating with their network of 40+ global health ambassadors to brainstorm on how to sustain this campaign globally and in their individual locations in 2022 and beyond.