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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.


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.

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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