A European Priority Across Europe manual handling and repetitive movements are priority risks requiring attention. Therefore "Turn your Back on Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders" has been chosen for the theme of European Week for Safety and Health at Work which will be run by each Member State in October 2000. It is a priority because of the extent and cost of these disorders in Europe. It is a priority because much of the problem can be prevented or reduced by following existing health and safety laws and guidance on good practice. Europe wide reports show Member States urgency to tackle the issue.