Fecc official partner of European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load Campaign
Fecc can proudly share that they were once again selected as an official partner of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load Campaign. During a special ceremony at the campaign event, Fecc received its partner certificate from EU Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit.
The Healthy Workplaces campaign event took place in Brussels on 13 and 14 June 2022 and brought EU-OSHA’s official campaign partners together to share knowledge and experiences in interactive workshops and plenary sessions. Topics included mental health, musculoskeletal disorders, OSH in education, digitalisation, and sustainability strategies.
Millions of workers across Europe suffer from work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). About three in every five workers in the European Union report MSD complaints, based on data from the sixth European Working Conditions Survey. Although MSDs are preventable, they remain the most common work-related health problem in Europe. This is cause for concern not only because of their effects on the health of individual workers, but also because of their detrimental impact on businesses and national economies. It is essential that everyone works together to prevent MSDs in the workplace. Collaboration and open communication between employers, managers and workers creates a common understanding of the issue and leads to lasting improvements. If workers feel comfortable discussing their physical health, they are more likely to look after themselves and seek early support and treatment.
The OSHA Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load Campaign is not only about increasing awareness of work-related MSDs and their negative impact on individuals, businesses and society, but also aims to promote working together to ensure that effective preventive measures are taken to tackle MSDs.