2009 Position regarding possible options for a forthcoming Commission initiative on musculoskeletal disorders

Simplification of EU legislation as part of the “better regulation” agenda is a necessity. However, merging two directives into one does not necessarily imply real simplification or improvement of legislation. In Ceemet's view, simplification should lead to coherent and accurate legislation which is easier to understand and to implement.

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Ceemet key messages

There is room for improvement in the prevention of work related musculoskeletal disorders, however progress in effective prevention and management of musculoskeletal disorders cannot be achieved through legislative initiative but by improving workplace-targeted risk management on a task or sector specific basis and disseminating established best practices.

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