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Napo in … Lighten the Load !

In his new adventures, Napo is confronted with work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).


Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most common work-related health problem in Europe, despite significant efforts to prevent them, with backache and upper limb pain being the most common. Three of the four most frequently identified MSD risks are: ‘repetitive hand or arm movements’, ‘prolonged sitting’ and ‘lifting or moving people or heavy loads’.
MSDs are a problem not only for individual workers, but also for businesses, economies and society, being one of the most common causes of disability, sick leave and early retirement.


Six short stories illustrate the risk linked to MSD :

  • Easy does it!
  • Job rotation
  • Move it: groove it!
  • Keep on runnin’!
  • Moving office
  • Patient lift

Napo, the prevention mascot

Napo is the hero in a series of animation films made by a consortium of the main European occupational safety and health bodies: INRS, AUVA (Austria), DGUV (Germany), CIOP (Poland), INAIL (Italy), Suva (Switzerland),  TNO (Nederlands), European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA).
Napo films can be viewed on the INRS Youtube channel. They can also be seen and downloaded at Napofilm.net.


Last update on 29/03/2021