Magazine 3 - Preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders
The European Week for Safety and Health at Work 2000, which has taken place in Member States during the month of October, has provided a unique opportunity to focus widespread attention on the problem of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). These are one of most prevalent of occupational ailments, affecting millions of European workers in all types of jobs and employment sectors every year. However, much of the problem could be prevented or reduced by following existing health and safety regulations and guidance on good practice. Getting this message across has been the key aim of the Week’s campaign.