14 Nov 2022 - 15 Nov 2022

: Bilbao, SPAIN

Organised by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA).

The HEALTHY WORKPLACES SUMMIT ‘Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load’ will take place on 14 and 15 November 2022 at the Euskalduna Conference Centre in Bilbao, Spain.

Across the course of the past two years, our pan-European healthy workplaces campaign has focused on the importance of preventing and actively managing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace and encouraging employers, managers and workers and their representatives to work together in this endeavour.

Since its launch in October 2020, the Campaign has encompassed and supported a wide range of activities at both the European and national levels. To bring the three-year campaign to a fitting close, EU-OSHA is organising a closing conference across two half-days.

The Healthy Workplaces Summit 2022 will bring together leading European experts and decision-makers to discuss the results of the campaign, exchange good practices and explore future strategies for addressing the challenge of preventing and managing MSDs in European workplaces through plenary sessions, parallel sessions and discussion. The event also features the ‘Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards Ceremony’, putting the spotlight on the award-winning and commended good practice examples from this Europe-wide competition.

Discussions will take place in plenary and parallel sessions covering the topics of (1) Inspection of MSDs in enterprises – challenges and innovative solutions, (2) Working with chronic MSDs, and (3) Psychosocial risks and MSDs. A special panel discussion will be dedicated to occupational safety and health (OSH) in the new world of work, linking this campaign to the forthcoming ‘Healthy Workplaces in the Digital Age’ campaign 2023-25. Finally, the Summit will of course also provide plenty of networking opportunities.

Please reserve the date of 14-15 November 2022 in your diary. The event will start on 14 November at 14.00 pm and end on 15 November at 13.00 pm. You will receive the full programme of the event and information on how to register for the Summit in September 2022.

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Healthy Workplaces Summit Secretariat at summit@healthy-workplaces.eu.

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