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End of a successful SLIC campaign on MSDs inspection
The Senior Labour Inspectors Committee (SLIC) working group EMEX (WG EMEX) has concluded the inspection campaign on risks of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), marking a successful end of a campaign with more than 2600 inspections carried out in 26 EU member states and Norway.
The SLIC campaign on MSDs inspection was carried out from March to end of August 2022. The aim of the campaign was to promote occupational safety and health (OSH) risk assessment and broaden the knowledge of EU labour inspectors about work-related MSDs and their prevention. All the participating countries reported on a total of 2621 implemented inspections. National project managers also delivered the final national reports providing information on
- training inspectors to inspect OSH matters regarding MSDs,
- interactions with the national focal points,
- workers' participation in the risk assessments,
- good practices and how they are implemented at the workplace, and
- influence of the inspection on national priorities.
A summary of the preliminary results of the campaign was presented on the 14 and 15 November at the Healthy Workplaces Summit, organised by EU-OSHA in Bilbao. Members of the WG EMEX participated in Session 1 'Inspection of MSDs prevention in enterprises - challenges and innovative solutions', for which recordings are available here and presentations from the session can be downloaded here.
The success of the campaign relied on the motivated participation of the national project members and the time invested by labour inspectors in the different national labour inspectorates.
The final report of the campaign will be presented at the SLIC Plenary in May 2023 in Stockholm, Sweden and will be published on the CIRCABC website, where all the documents of the campaign are available.