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Participatory approach to reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders - language versions available


Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) remain the most common work-related health problem in the European Union and lead to high costs to enterprises and society.

The key to reducing MSDs is the workers themselves who do the tasks and have the detailed knowledge and experience of how the job is done and how it affects them.

The Worker participation in the prevention of musculoskeletal risks at work Summary, now in more language versions, proposes methods to actively involve workers in preventing MSDs and includes practical examples, factors and conditions that are necessary for effective worker participation.

Also available is the Participatory ergonomics and preventing musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace discussion paper that presents case studies on using participatory ergonomics to reduce musculoskeletal disorder risks in the workplace.

Check our OSH Wiki Carrying out participatory ergonomics article and explore the Lighten the Load priority area Prevention