Preventing work-related MSDs: lessons learned from research and good practice

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A new report summarises the findings of EU-OSHA’s multiannual project exploring research, policy and practice on the prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), aimed at supporting the development of strategies to tackle this highly prevalent occupational safety and health issue in Europe’s workplaces.

It identifies a number of gaps at policy and workplace levels, explaining why work-related MSDs are still a major problem despite efforts to prevent them. It also makes recommendations on how to address shortcomings in current approaches, with specific legislation and guidance on implementation, a focus on risk assessment, prevention and ergonomics, sharing good practice and worker participation being identified as key.

Find out more in the full report and summary Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: from research to practice. What can be learnt?

Visit the dedicated web page on our work-related MSD research