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Today’s schoolchildren, tomorrow’s workers: taking the long view on musculoskeletal health


Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are often viewed as an adult issue, but in fact around one third of children and young people suffer from the condition. Once in the workplace, these young workers may find their pre-existing musculoskeletal problems exacerbated. Although not all MSDs are preventable, many of the risks associated with them can be avoided.

Taking a lifelong approach to preventing and managing MSDs is the focus of this new ‘Lighten the Load’ priority area on ‘Future generations’, which promotes musculoskeletal health in children and young people.

Browse EU-OSHA's selection of reports, articles, practical training resources and other publications on ‘Future generations’.