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Campaign “Healthy Workplaces – Lighten the load”

February 16, 2021

Campaign “Healthy Workplaces – Lighten the load”

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.

Duration

2021 – 2022

Objectives

  • 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.

Main activities

  • 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.
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