Better Schools by promoting musculoskeletal health
This online seminar was organised in the framework of a multiannual research programme on work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) carried out by EU-OSHA in the period 2018-2020.
This seminar - jointly organised by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) and the European Network Education and Training in Occupational Safety and Health (ENETOSH) - was intended to make participants aware of the importance of promoting good musculoskeletal health in children and young people by preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) at school (age). The message was that MSDs are preventable in the first place - the key is to start early to build up a belief in a healthy lifestyle in childhood. On this basis, future workers will be able to support the creation and maintenance of healthy workplaces. Numerous adaptations can be made to workplaces to prevent MSDs, but the most effective way is to start early and promote a more physically active lifestyle in childhood. The seminar was also designed to give participants new ideas and motivate them to become active in the EU-OSHA campaign "Lighten the Load" 2020-2022.