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Facts and figures

MSDs are a problem not only for millions of workers but also for businesses, economies and society. They are one of the most common causes of disability, sick leave and early retirement.

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22/01/2021 Test Marta 22 January Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most prevalent work-related health issue and are among the top causes of sick leave in the EU. As a result, they can...See more

Priority areas

The ‘Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load’ campaign is organised into several priority areas, which are promoted using special communication and promotion packs throughout the campaign. Each area covers a specific topic related to MSDs. A range of materials, including reports, infosheets, infographics and case studies, are released every three to four months to maintain the campaign’s momentum.
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