‘Healthy jobs: let’s drop the burdens’, workplace safety and health impacts and benefits everyone

'Healthy jobs: let's drop the burdens', workplace safety and health impacts and benefits everyone

Forced postures, repetitive movements and lifting more or less heavy loads for long periods are risks still present in the workplace, causing multiple musculoskeletal conditions (MSD).

That’s why it is being developed under the slogan of the European Week for Occupational Health and Safety, from 24 October to the 28th day. “Healthy jobs: let’s loosen the burdens” European Agency for Occupational Health and Safety (EU-OSHA)The Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha Ministry of Economy, Employment and Employment is bound by the action of the Deputy Minister of Employment, Social Dialogue and Labor Welfare, “Occupational safety and health concerns everyone. Its good for you. It’s a good job for everybody.”

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What are MSDs?

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are “changes to body structures such as muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and bones, primarily caused or aggravated by work. Such disorders are mainly of the back, neck, shoulders, and upper back. affects the limbs, but can also affect the lower limbs”, describes the European Agency for Occupational Safety and Health (EU-OSHA).

Castilla-La Mancha is aware of this situation. Strategic Agreement on the Prevention of Occupational Risks in the Region, 2022-2026 It aims to raise awareness of the importance of Occupational Health and Safety as a determinant of quality of life in the Castilla-La Mancha community through campaigns, conferences and other dissemination activities.

And in the workplace, work-related musculoskeletal disorders are one of the main causes of sick leave and early retirement, which has a negative impact on companies and economies. In addition, work-related MSDs remain the most common occupational health problem in Europe. For this reason, preventive measures should be taken to reduce the number of such accidents and diseases in the workplace. In addition, eating, physical activity and healthy habits observed outside of the hard work environment also have a significant impact on people’s health.

Poster European Agency for Occupational Health and Safety (EU-OSHA)

Dissemination and outreach actions aimed at raising awareness about work-related MSDs

Work-related MSDs are preventable, so dealing with them not only protects employees but also improves companies’ competitiveness. Therefore, during the European Week for Occupational Safety and Health, different representatives of the preventive community: administrations, trade unions, partner communities, companies, etc., carry out different dissemination and dissemination actions aimed at raising awareness about work-related MSDs. to exchange good practices for prevention and prevention and, accordingly, to promote the adoption of healthy habits in society as a whole.

In this case, the Ministry of Economy, Employment and Employment has planned a series of activities, organized a “Joint Health Workshop” within the framework of Europe Week, which includes visits to workplaces that have implemented a set of good practices against MSDs. ” and the dissemination of the “Take care of yourself” campaign for the socio-health sector.

This is an ideal opportunity to participate in this campaign that aims to raise awareness about the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. For this reason, events will be held all over Europe and you can find information about events open to companies and working population in Castilla-La Mancha by clicking here. here.

The planned event in the Albacete region is a visit to the facilities of the Industrias Ángel Martínez López – La Piña- company located in the town of La Roda. ergonomics for handling loads by personnel.

Safety and health in the workplace affects and benefits everyone.

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