What is the Healthy and Safe Workplaces campaign – Carry Wisely?
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) in October this year. It launched a two-year campaign “Healthy Workplaces – Carry It Up Smartly”, supported by the EU institutions and European social partners. The initiative focuses on the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. Musculoskeletal disorders continue to be one of the most common work-related health problems in Europe. Postural dangers, exposure to repetitive movements or strenuous or painful postures, carrying or carrying heavy loads, all of these common workplace risk factors can lead to musculoskeletal disorders. Given their prevalence, action should be taken to raise awareness of how to prevent these work-related medical conditions. The campaign provides a comprehensive picture of the causes of this persistent problem. Its aim is to disseminate reliable information on the subject, encourage an integrated approach to problem management and offer practical tools and solutions that can help at the workplace level.