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Join World Arthritis Day to help lighten the load for workers with RMDs



Observed every year on 12 October, the World Arthritis Day calls for better understanding and awareness of the impact of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs).

The global campaign is led by EULAR, an EU-OSHA partner of the Healthy Workplaces Campaign Lighten the Load. This year, EULAR brings the focus on worrying ‘pain points’ such as the difficulty of getting professional rheumatological treatment quickly in Europe.

With RMDs affecting more than 120 million people in the EU, the need for employers to retain workers is growing and health, social and employment services must support that process.

How can you join the World Arthritis Day 2022: What is your #RheumaPainPoint? Take part in a webinar on rheumatology, explore good practice video example on how to improve rheumatological care across various countries, and share your experience with rheumatology.  

Visit the Healthy Workplaces Campaign priority areas chronic conditions and psychosocial risks to get useful resources on preventing and managing musculoskeletal disorders.

Learn more about the EU-OSHA research on work-related MSDs