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Belgium: MPLP organises colloquium on the links between health and work

Housekeepers with damaged wrists, burnt out nurses, drivers who suffer from major back problems: Working conditions undeniably have a significant impact on our health.

April 28, 2023 is the International Day for Safety and Health at Work. With Medicine for the People, we want to take the time of a day to explore different aspects of the link between work and health. We propose an original formula, which links theory and practical experience, with researchers, doctors, trade unionists, activists and anyone interested or having something interesting to say on the subject. In this way, we want to raise awareness of this important day of action and campaigning.

We are pleased to announce that an international expert, Joan Benach, from the University of Barcelona, has already agreed to participate in our event. He will give an introduction and will also participate in establishing the conclusions of the day. Dr. Benach led the research group that, exactly 15 years ago, produced a major World Health Organization report on the importance of healthy working conditions as a social determinant of health.

During this day, we will bring together researchers, doctors and trade unionists to reflect on different aspects of work and health: stress and burn-out, musculoskeletal disorders, toxic substances, precarious working conditions, etc. We will talk about problems but also about examples of struggles. And finally, we will define the challenges to be met.

The event will be held in Brussels, in Dutch and French. Simultaneous translation will be provided and accreditation for doctors is requested.

See you on Saturday 28 April 2023 in Brussels, room of the House of International Associations from 9.30 am to 5 pm. Doors open at 9am.

For more information, visit our website.