Policy initiatives on preventing and managing musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace / Austria: AUVAsicher - Support scheme for MSEsKeywords:
Despite a lot of effort to prevent musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), they remain the most commonly reported work-related health problem in Europe.
This series of short informative case studies looks at a range of policy level initiatives across Europe and beyond aiming to prevent and manage work-related MSDs. The studies focus on achievements, factors contributing to their success and challenges encountered, and transferability to other sectors and countries. The topics are varied and interesting — from an initiative to promote healthy working in the Horeca (hotels, restaurants and cafes) sector in Austria to a project aiming to improve women’s working environment in Sweden.