Ergonomics in education and training / at work
MSDs are not only a problem of adults but also a problem of children, adolescents and teachers. And sometimes, the education system itself is a source for musculoskeletal problems.
Improving musculoskeletal health through the life course by starting as early as possible has a decisive impact: MSDs are preventable! The good practice examples on "Ergonomics in education and training / at work” illustrate the life-course approach taken in particular by the priority area "MSDs and future generations" of the EU-OSHA campaign 2020-22 on prevention of work-related MSDs. The integration of ergonomics into education and training is a perfect vehicle to make another approach, the "Whole School approach", concrete: How can safe and healthy learning spaces - including virtual learning spaces - be designed to improve the quality of education? How can ergonomics help to support the learning process in schools?
Schools in particular can contribute to the early and long-term prevention of MSDs.
The European Network Education and Training in Occupational Safety and Health (ENETOSH) was an official partner in the EU-OSHA campaign 2020-22”Lighten the Load”.