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A wealth of information on the issue covered by the current campaign — and why and how we should tackle it — can be accessed through EU-OSHA’s website.

Publications range from campaign info sheets on relevant topics to seminar and workshop summaries and comprehensive research reports (e.g. on the extent of the issue and associated costs, and current prevention policies and practice). Case studies provide real-life examples of how workplaces manage OSH, giving tips on the practical application of prevention measures.

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19/10/2020 Type: Presentations

Introduction to Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) prevention

This presentation provides a general introduction to the prevention and management of musculoskeletal disorders that could be complemented with other presentations or publications in the scope of Campaign 2020-22 Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load . You may also download this...

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14/10/2020 Type: Discussion papers 19 pages

MSDs in the agriculture sector: from identifying the risks to adopting preventive measures

Farming involves a lot of repetitive work. Manual handling and lifting in particular can cause strain and awkward positions. Outdoor work and specificities of terrain make the design of agricultural machinery challenging. This discussion paper looks at the use of mechanisation...

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30/09/2020 Type: Info sheets 8 pages

Body and hazard mapping in the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)

This info sheet provides an overview of body and hazard mapping techniques and highlights their value in identifying and preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). It lists the resources you need to run a hazard or body mapping session in your own workplace and...

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09/09/2020 Type: Discussion papers 12 pages

Occupational exoskeletons: wearable robotic devices and preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace...

Exoskeletons are personal assistive technologies that affect the body mechanically. They can reduce the load of physical work such as heavy lifting, lessening the risk of musculoskeletal disorders. Ergonomic workplace design and layout are not always possible, for example in...

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27/07/2020 Type: Reports 74 pages

Analysis of case studies on working with chronic musculoskeletal disorders

This report presents eight case studies of people with chronic musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) who successfully returned to work after sick leave or continued to work with the MSD. The studies aim to examine the experiences of these workers — who were recruited from a variety...

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