Practical tools and guidance on musculoskeletal disorders

To make it easy for workplaces to assess and manage MSD risks, our easy-to-use database includes a variety of practical tools and guidance materials developed at EU and national levels.

The resources include case studies and visual materials and cover a wide range of sectors, hazard types and prevention measures. Some are specifically aimed at certain actors, for example employers, workers or managers, and some at managing MSDs among specific groups of workers. The resources can be filtered by any of these or by a variety of other categories, so it couldn’t be easier to find exactly what you are looking for.

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State Institute for Health and Work of the Land of North Rhine-Westphalia
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Landesinstitut für Arbeitsgestaltung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen

This leaflet provides information and exercises for everyday working life. The excercises can be easily integrated into our everyday work in many places and can be done almost everywhere. The leaflet can be folded to a small booklet, that fits in every pocket. The leaflet can be downloaded, but also...

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Austrian college of education
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die pädagogische hochschule oberösterreich
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Austrian Social Insurance for Occupational Risks (AUVA).
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Allgemeine Unfallversicherungsanstalt - AUVA
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education group
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education group

Movement and physical awareness are central components of school health promotion and prevention. Physical activity has a high impact on both physical and mental health. Today, children are confronted with a much more sedentary living environment than before therefore, more movement needs to be...

Case study Germany German
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Rheumatologische Fortbildungsakademie GmbH
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Rheumatologische Fortbildungsakademie GmbH

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease that may affect the lives of individual people in many ways. One of the most important outcomes may be work disability. Many people with rheumatism stop working in the first year of their illness and around 20 percent after three years. This shows a need for...

Visual resources Belgium French
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SPF Emploi FOD Werkgelegenheid
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SPF Emploi FOD Werkgelegenheid

This video explains what MSDs are, who they affect and their impact on businesses. It also stresses the importance of involving all actors in a company at all stages, starting with line managers and workers.

Visual resources Belgium Dutch
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SPF Emploi FOD Werkgelegenheid
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SPF Emploi FOD Werkgelegenheid

This video explains what MSDs are, who they affect and their impact on businesses. It also stresses the importance of involving all actors in a company at all stages, starting with line managers and workers.

Visual resources Belgium French
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SPF Emploi FOD Werkgelegenheid
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SPF Emploi FOD Werkgelegenheid

This video sets out a sustainable prevention plan for companies in 5 simple steps: (1) identify the risks; (2) conduct a risk analysis; (3) develop an action plan; (4) execute the plan; and (5) evaluate the plan.

Visual resources Belgium Dutch
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SPF Emploi FOD Werkgelegenheid
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SPF Emploi FOD Werkgelegenheid

This video sets out a sustainable prevention plan for companies in 5 simple steps: (1) identify the risks; (2) conduct a risk analysis; (3) develop an action plan; (4) execute the plan; and (5) evaluate the plan.