Musculoskeletal disorders - conference in cooperation with the Portuguese Presidency


Day 1, Day 2

Thursday, 11 October 2007

09.00 Registration of participants

09.30 Opening

  • Paulo Morgado de Carvalho, Portuguese Presidency Inspector General of Labour / Working Conditions Authority
  • Jorma Karppinen, Director, European Foundation [presentation, pdf, 166kb]
  • Antonio Cammarota, Administrator – Policy Officer, European Commission [presentation, pdf, 87kb]
    The European Commission initiative on work-related musculoskeletal disorders - Recent developments

11.00 Coffee break

Session one: Introductory session

11.15 Presentation and discussion

The findings of the EWCO report on musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)

13.00 Lunch

Session two: Room to manoeuvre and prevention policies

14.30 MSDs and room to manoeuvre of the actors: the orientations
Fabien Coutarel, Professor, University Bordeaux 2 [presentation, pdf, 71kb]

15.15 Presentation and discussion of the findings of the ANACT study MSDs and work organisation
Anne-Marie Nicot, Project Manager, ANACT Health and Work department (EWCO correspondent for France) [presentation, pdf, 74kb]

16.15 Coffee break

16.30 Risk factors of Occupational MSD and strategies for solutions: History, Present & Future
Jørgen Winkel, Professor, Dr. & Med Cand. Scient / National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark & Department of Work Science Gothenburg University, Sweden [presentation, pdf, 20mb]

17.15 “Lighten the Load” the campaign of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Zinta Podniece, Project Manager, Bilbao Agency [presentation, pdf, 4mb]

18.00 End of day 1

19.00 Reception (invitation of the Portuguese Presidency)

Friday, 12 October 2007

Session three: The national realities and the debate among the social partners
9.00 Introduction

9.15 Presentation of the findings of the national reports from several countries:

  • Portugal - Heloísa Perista, Senior Researcher / Jorge Cabrita, Researcher, EWCO correspondents for Portugal (Centro de Estudos para a Intervenção Social) [presentation, pdf, 77kb]
  • Estonia - Kaia Philips, EWCO correspondent for Estonia, Associate Professor Institute of Economics [presentation, pdf, 94kb]
  • Denmark - Paul Andersson, EWCO correspondent / Analyst, Oxford Research [presentation, pdf, 330kb]
  • Netherlands - Marjolein Douwes, EWCO correspondent / Lead Researcher, TNO [presentation, pdf, 138kb]

11.30 Coffee break

11.45 The way forward: the social partners’ point of view: BUSINESSEUROPE

12.45 Conclusions
Jorma Karppinen, Director, European Foundation [presentation, pdf, 241kb]

13.00 End of conference

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