What is the issue?

Musculoskeletal disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are one of the most common work-related health problems in Europe. They cause pain and discomfort in the back, neck, shoulders, upper limbs and lower limbs, and can affect a person’s ability to work.

What is the issue?


About us

Healthy Workplaces Campaign

Our campaigns help us to raise awareness of important safety and health issues, making sure that our messages reach workplaces of all sizes across Europe. Their success depends on the commitment and involvement of our network of partners.

About the campaign



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30/07/2020 Advice for employers on supporting workers with musculoskeletal disorders A police officer, a receptionist and a podiatrist, each with a chronic musculoskeletal disorder (MSD), discuss their experiences in a study on the most...See more


27/07/2020 Stop the pandemic: EU-OSHA action plan for healthy workplaces Under the tagline, ‘Healthy Workplaces Stop the Pandemic’ EU-OSHA has started an initiative to address the occupational health and safety challenges linked to...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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Official Campaign partners

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European and international enterprises and organisations, both public and private, from a variety of sectors, support the Healthy Workplaces Campaign. They form a network of pioneers, inspiring and encouraging others to successfully manage a safe and healthy workforce. Their engagement is essential to making sure that the campaign messages reach all kinds of workplaces throughout the EU.

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