Give musculoskeletal health to children and young workers
This seminar was organised by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work in collaboration with ENETOSH in the framework of EU-OSHA´s MSDs OSH overview activity. There are reports of schoolchildren reporting musculoskeletal pain at earlier stages of life. These findings raise the issue of young workers coming into the workplace with pre-existing musculoskeletal problems that have the potential to be exarcerbated by work. This issue was addressed in the seminar from four different perspectives / policy areas: research, communication, OSH - ergonomics and education.
All attendees participated in expert-led discussions in four small groups and covered the four different perspectives. The groups did not discuss the same questions, as through the group discussions, the experts led the meeting discussion, funnelling down in specificity towards the preparation of an outcome.