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Joint SLIC EMEX and EU-OSHA Event 'Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load'

The Cyprus Department of Labour Inspection (DLI), in its capacity as EU-OSHA’s National Focal Point and as member of the SLIC EMEX Working Group, in close cooperation with the Social Partners, is organising a lecture on 'Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) in the Workplace’

The event will highlight the risks of MSDs to workers and promote the use of evidence based methods to deal with work activities involving Manual Handling. The current SLIC EMEX inspection campaign tools will be presented, aiming to prevent MSDs which adversely affect workers, through the use of suitable risk assessments.

At the same time, the event will help raise awareness of EU OSHA’s 'Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load' campaign 2020-22. For the risk assessment for work-related MSDsto be successful, it is essential that everyone - employers, workers and OSH services - participate in identifying risks and ways of managing them. Taking an integrated approach and promoting a culture of prevention are essential to prevent or minimise MSDs.

During the event, Mr Yiannos Koudounaris, Labour Inspection Officer at the DLI, will present various evidence-based methods used in the context of the 2022 SLIC EMEX inspection campaign for MSD-prevention.  Mr Kostas Ioulianos, physiotherapist, will present ways to help workers already affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. 

Cyprus Department of Labour Inspection (SLIC EMEX WG and EU-OSHA National Focal Point), Cyprus Safety and Health at Work Association (CYSHA), CNP Insurance Holdings
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