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  1. The importance of early intervention and better management of RMDs Ádám Kósa MEP 21th April, Budapest Burden of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases: Challenges in Work Capacity and Prevention of Disability in the EU 1

  2. On Disability Intergroup • The largest and oldest intergroup in the European Parliament • Member of the DI are over 100 • Secretary of DI is provided by the EDF • DI holds meeting regulary on issues relevant to disability issues 2

  3. Disability or disease? • Musculoskeletal conditions comprise 150 diseases and syndromes • Prevalence of physical disabilities is higher in women • 30% of all workers were exposed to MSD (1996) • Construction, agriculture, hotels and restaurants as well as social and health industries are the main more dangerious areas • From Germany to the Netherlands, from 30%-46% of all workdays lost due to sickness • According to studies, "many workplaces are ergonomically inappropriate for women" • US supreme court case of Toyota Motor Mfg. versus Williams in 2002 where it decided that a woman with a carpal tunnel syndrome not to be considered disabled because it […] did not ”substantially limit [a] major life activity" 3

  4. The Council already decided on… - Directive 89/391 - on adaptation the work to persons with designing environment - Directive 90/269 - on back injuries and manual handling risks - Directive 90/270 - on display screens - Directive 89/654 - on workstation layout, seating, etc - Directive 89/655 - on minimum safety and health requirements - Directive 89/656 - on minimums for assessment - Directive 98/37 - on designs and constructions of machines - Directive 93/104 - on working time - standards : prEN 1005-1 - 5 4

  5. Hungarian Presidency - the PERSON is the main priority - demographic changes are so huge no one could expect their real outcomes - just until 2020 10 million actives are becoming pensioner and by 2050 one-third of the population will be over 60 5

  6. What’s happening in the European Parliament - RMD Interest Group in the EP • Androulla Vassiliou Commissioner in 2009 stressed the importance of raising awareness actions • European Musculoskeletel Conditions Surveillance and Information Network under Health Programme • Expansion of the European Health Survey System - Eurostat • László Andor Commissioner also took part in the interests group work in 2010 • Kósa report on mobility and inclusion of people with disabilities and new EU Disability Strategy 2010-2020 with references on working conditions and reasonable accommodation • - reference to early prevention and development, with more emphasis on • the importance of families • - barrier-free environment and accessibility as general principles 6

  7. Thank you for your attention adam.kosa@europarl.europa.eu 7