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Workers get involved in preventing musculoskeletal disorders

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Active worker involvement is key to identifying and solving musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) risks. An EU-OSHA report offers insight into how workers can contribute and presents participatory methods for the prevention of MSDs. The report discusses success factors and guiding principles for participation and offers policy pointers and good practice tips for small businesses.

Ten in-depth case studies present effective participation in various sectors. Examples include involving workers in planning a safe and ergonomic carpentry workshop and training hotel workers as prevention coordinators.

Read the report and summary Worker participation in the prevention of musculoskeletal risks at work and 10 case studies

Learn more: Conversation starters for MSD discussions at work Discussion paper: Participatory ergonomics and preventing musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace

Discussion paper: Participatory ergonomics and preventing musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace

Infosheet: Body and hazard mapping

OSHWiki article: Carrying out participatory ergonomics

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