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Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders ( MSD’S) among Farmers in Ireland - EUOSHA Lighten the Load Webinar

Event Time 11am
Venue Online
Musculoskeletal disorders are injuries to muscles, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, discs and bones. In a European survey, 60% of workers identified MSDs as the most prevalent serious work-related problem that they encountered. This webinar will focus on preventing these injuries. All farmers are invited to join.

The webinar is part of a campaign by EU-OSHA (European Union Occupational Safety and Health Agency) to 'Lighten the Load’.  Safe lifting techniques have the potential to reduce work related levels of lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying and cut musculoskeletal injury levels. 


Dr Aoife Osborne, Researcher on MSDs will present on ‘Prevalence and consequences of MSD’s among farmers in Ireland’.

Mr Frank Power, H.S.A. Inspector and Ergonomist will address ‘Techniques for Assessing  Risk of MSDs’.

Dr John McNamara, Teagasc Health and Safety Specialist and MH Instructor will outline practical strategies for ‘Preventing MSDs in Farming’. 

Dr Noel Richardson, Director, Centre for Men’s Health, IT Carlow and Physical Education Instructor will describe ways to ‘Prevent MSDs through Health and Exercise approaches’.

The webinar will be jointly chaired by Mr Pat Griffin, Senior Inspector, H.S.A. and Mr Francis Bligh Teagasc and will include a Question and Answer Session.