Knowledge Alliance for Innovative Measures in Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
VITECO takes part to the Prevent4Work project, co-funded by the European programme “Erasmus +”.
The Knowledge Alliance Prevent4Work for Preventing Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) aims at establishing a network which develops innovative educational programmes, adaptive mHealth (mobile health) tools, high quality evidence-based material and actions that can be implemented in EU to prevent Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders, addressing the gap in learning programmes that focus on occupational health, with participation of HEIs, ITC enterprise, educational SMEs and clinical expertise (Prevent4Work Observatory). The target groups are workers and enterprises from different sectors of activity, trainers, health professionals, HEIs and other stakeholders.
Therefore, the project aims to develop high quality evidence-based measures, identified as a need by EU-OSHA, in order to prevent and manage Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders, since WMSDs are one of the most common work-related ailments, affecting millions of workers and cost employers billions of euros throughout Europe.
During the project useful mhealth tools are designed, an online training software and educational programmes and actions, all accessible online and adapted to the different actors involved in the field of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders.
VITECO coordinates all the dissemination activities of the project and the exploitation strategy. In addition, it develops and sets up a wide range of multidisciplinary contents, materials and activities related to work-related musculoskeletal disorders and collaborates in designing the mhealth online training software and the MOOCs.