Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) can be caused by physical factors, such as prolonged sitting and handling loads. However, the importance of psychosocial factors, such as low autonomy and poor communication at work, in the development of MSDs should not be underestimated. A new literature review looks at the link between these risk factors and MSDs.
A+A 2021 – the leading International Trade Fair for Safety, Security and Health at Work – drew to a successful close. 1,204 exhibitors from 56 nations and more than 25,000 trade visitors travelled to Düsseldorf, Germany to attend the sector’s most relevant trade fair. With these figures A+A – and the concurrently held International Congress for Occupational Safety and Occupational Medicine – again clearly reflected the significantly increased relevance of safety at the workplace.
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) organised an online symposium to discuss the new EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2021-2027. A summary of the symposium, recordings of all sessions and photos are now available.
We need to sit less and move more at work. Our new info sheet explains how physical activity can become part of any job. The short guide highlights the musculoskeletal and other health problems associated with sedentary work, and what employers and workers can do to integrate movement into work routines.
Telework looks likely to become a permanent feature of employment for many organisations following the COVID-19 pandemic. But to what extent is this form of work covered by legislation to protect workers? A new report — informed by a survey of EU-OSHA’s national focal points and a literature review — examines how telework is regulated at EU and national levels.
The sudden increase in teleworking from home during the COVID-19 pandemic has put workers at greater risk of musculoskeletal disorders and mental health problems. A new report looks at these risks, the benefits and problems arising from teleworking, and the EU regulations in place to protect workers. It is illustrated with examples from different sectors in several countries of good teleworking practices adopted during the pandemic and highlights the importance of risk assessment.
One in every four people in the EU suffer from a chronic musculoskeletal disorder (MSD), such as back pain, upper limb disorder, or osteoporosis, says EU-Osha (European Agency for Safety and Health at Work). Europe’s workforce is ageing, and as a result, chronic MSDs are likely to become even more prevalent. Taking action as soon as symptoms appear is therefore vital to maintaining a healthy workforce, retaining workers, and boosting businesses.
As the largest, most influential and longest-running trade fair for occupational safety and health in China, the 102nd China International Occupational Safety & Health Goods Expo (CIOSH 2021) drew to a successful conclusion at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNICE).
Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) remain the number one work-related health problem and, to support their prevention, EU-OSHA started the 2020-2022 campaign: “Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load” with several Official and Media Partners. Basi, Federal Association for Occupational Safety and Health, is the campaign's sole German media partner. Around 60% of all workers with a work-related health problem identify MSDs as their most serious issue, which means that the work on prevention and awareness-raising is far from over.
A large number of excellent proposals for presentations on OSH and prevention have been submitted for the A+A Congress 2021 in Düsseldorf. The Federal Association for Occupational Safety and Health (Basi) is very grateful for all proposals and has now started preparing the congress. The online portal for submitting proposals closed on 31 January 2021. However, if you missed the deadline and would still like to present an interesting topic at the A+A Congress, please contact the Basi team directly by calling +49 2241 231 6000 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org