How to prevent musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) affect millions of workers across Europe and can not only cause pain in the joints and limbs but can also lead to disability and long-term absences from work. It’s important that employers ensure a safe and healthy workplace for their employees to minimise the risk of them developing an MSD.
To examine this issue, the Norwegian Labour Inspectorate is organising an informative session on 10 March. In this event, regional safety delegates and inspectors can learn how to prevent work-related MSDs. Speakers discuss physical, organisational and psychosocial MSD risk factors, and offer practical guidance on ensuring workers are exposed to a safe mechanical load, as well as making sure that psychosocial and organisational burdens remain healthy. The event concludes with a discussion on how to conduct a risk assessment in an environment that includes mechanical shocks and vibrations.
This online training is aimed at regional safety delegates and inspectors working within the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority.
- Andrea Helene Haugnes, Senior Adviser at Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority
- Edle Utaaker, Head Engineer at Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority
- Eli Sol Vallersnes, Senior Inspector at Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority
- Bo Veiersted, Adviser Work Psychology and Physiology at The National Institute of Occupational Health in Norway
- Suzanne Merkus, Researcher at The National Institute of Occupational Health in Norway
- Thomas Clemm, PhD student in Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology at The National Institute of Occupational Health in Norway