EU OSHA Healthy Workplaces Campaign

DEKRA Approved as Official Partner

EU OSHA is the European Union information agency for occupational safety and health. Their work contributes to the European Commission’s Strategic Framework for Safety and Health at work and other relevant EU strategies and programs. The Healthy Workplaces Campaigns are vital to the efforts to raise awareness of occupational safety and health throughout Europe.

European and international enterprises and organizations, both public and private, from a variety of sectors, support EU-OSHAs Healthy Workplaces Campaign. They form a network of pioneers, inspiring and encouraging others to successfully manage a safe and healthy workforce. Their engagement is essential to making sure that the campaign messages reach all kinds of workplaces throughout the EU.
The 2020-2022 campaign “Lighten the Load” is focusing on work related “Musculoskeletal Disorders” (MSD). Musculoskeletal disorders are one of the most common work-related health problems in Europe. They cause pain and discomfort in the back, neck, shoulders, upper limbs and lower limbs, and can affect a person’s ability to work.
Work-related MSDs are impairments of bodily structures, such as muscles, joints and tendons, that are caused or aggravated primarily by work or the effects of the immediate work environment. They can be highly detrimental to an individual’s quality of life and ability to work, and are one of the most common causes of disability, sick leave and early retirement.

How can DEKRA support?

We support you step by step depending on your individual needs: from first inspections and assessments of the current situation to the definition of your goals and subsequent implementation of necessary and suitable measures. Our specialists assess the workplace from an ergonomic perspective, evaluate the areas where people work and make recommendations. Our services cover both office based workers and frontline workers in industry.
We have designed the assessment to look at the person as a whole, not just the physical stressors, but the mental ones as well. In doing so, we have established specific goals that the organization can expect will be met. In addition we advise you and your workforce on topics such as nutrition, physical activity, stress management and other health-related issues that contribute to well-being.