Social services workers are at very high risk of suffering from work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). To tackle them, the Federation of European Social Employers joined the EU-OSHA 'Healthy Workplaces - Lighten the Load' campaign.
The campaign aims to create safer and healthier workplaces, by increasing awareness on work-related musculoskeletal disorders and promoting working together to take effective preventive measures to tackle MSDs.
This initiative will also help to improve social services sector’s working conditions and attractiveness.
2021 – 2022
- Raise awareness on MSDs;
- Discuss the impact of MSDs on the social services workforce and how to prevent them in the sector, including via the involvement of social partners.
- Organise seminars and trainings on MSD prevention in social services together with EPSU;
- Joint recommendations with EPSU on MSD in social services,
- Communication and dissemination of practices and tools through different communication channels.