Belgium: Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders as a priority in the national strategy and campaigning on MSDs prevention

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Belgium: Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders as a priority in the national strategy and campaigning on MSDs prevention

Belgium: Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders as a priority in the national strategy and campaigning on MSDs prevention

Type of item
Case study
Country
Belgium
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
EU OSHA
Provider (Original)
EU OSHA

Description

This case study highlights that national occupational safety and health policy, strategies and campaigns recognise the importance of MSDs and their prevention. The strategic approach adopted looks at the benefits of MSD prevention for workers, employers and society. Legislation is goal oriented: the nature of the problems and their causes (and consequences) are described and information and tools are provided to tackle them.

This case study highlights that national occupational safety and health policy, strategies and campaigns recognise the importance of MSDs and their prevention. The strategic approach adopted looks at the benefits of MSD prevention for workers, employers and society. Legislation is goal oriented: the nature of the problems and their causes (and consequences) are described and information and tools are provided to tackle them.

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Language of original language description

English

Other data

Hazards
Awkward postures
Manual handling of loads
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Using Display Screen Equipment
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Purpose of the material
Warning message/Alert
General information
Awareness raising
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area
Facts and figures
Prevention
Psychosocial risks
Year
2020