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Virtual workshop on musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the construction industry

On 9 February 2022, EU-OSHA’s official campaign partners FIEC and EFBWW co-organised an e-workshop for the European social partners in the construction industry.

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The event gathered EU experts, occupational therapists, construction company managers and senior lecturers to share perspectives on MSDs at work in the construction sector.

The first part of the event was focused on the Slovenian experience, with examples of good practices from two Slovenian construction companies: Pomgrad and Salonit Anhovo. Andrea Backović Juričan from the National Institute of Public Health also spoke about the Slovenian BUILD HEALTHY initiative and Andrea Margan from the University Medical Centre Ljubljana presented the statistics from occupational medicine on workers in the construction sector.

 The second part of the event focused on developments on MSDs in the construction sector from the perspective of the EU and other EU countries. EU-OSHA presented the Healthy Workplaces ’Lighten the Load’ campaign and finally, best practices on MSDs were presented by Silvia Rigano from ANCE (Italy) and Felix Brandstädt from BG BAU (Germany).