The 1989 Directive on the protection of health and safety at work (89/391/EEC) lays down basic principles for all sectors of activity – in particular the general responsibilities of employers for the safety and health of their workers.
Current EU policy is outlined in the 2007-12 strategy on health and safety at work.
Specific EU rules also apply in the following areas:
Preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs):
Specific aspects of the ergonomic risks which are potentially linked to the occurrence of WRMSDs, include
Preventing ergonomic risks: