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EU Conference - Musculoskeletal disorders prevalence, prevention and policy: what have we learnt? Evidence from EU-OSHA research

In 2017, EU-OSHA started a multiannual research programme on work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). A range of projects have been carried out within the programme, resulting in various outputs, ranging from research reports and expert articles to practical tools and a database of MSDs-related resources.

This webinar presents some key findings from this MSDs research, undertaken by EU-OSHA with the support of external experts. The webinar wraps up the research work and the results carried forward into EU-OSHA’s 2020-22 Healthy Workplaces Campaign on MSDs. 


  • Welcome and introduction by Christa Sedlatschek, EU-OSHA Executive Director
  • Setting the scene: what is the issue with MSDs in Europe?
  • Session 1 - MSDs: from research to policy and practice 
  • Session 2 - Working with chronic MSDs: how workplaces can support individuals
  • Session 3 - Psychosocial risks and MSDs: what do we know?
  • Session 4 - Panel - MSDs, occupations, sectors and workforce diversity: MSDs prevention in agriculture; Health care sector and MSDs; MSDs and gender; Avoiding prolonged sitting
  • End of the conference

Attendance is by personal invitation.