Stress and back pain: who can escape?

On 28 April each year, the International Labour Organization and the World Health Organization organise a World Day for Safety and Health at Work.


For the third consecutive year, CERN will be celebrating the World Day through events and initiatives coordinated by the BE Safety Unit, the HSE Unit, the CERN Medical Service and finally the Fire Brigade.

Two main themes that will be highlighted this year are: work stress and musculoskeletal disorders. These two frightening items actually refer to situations that we may all be experiencing.

On the day of the event, you will be given information and tips on how to reduce daily stress. You will also be invited to follow a “back pain” course that will bring to light all the activities you can try out in order to fight this affliction and reduce its consequences.

The Fire Brigade will also be present to show you how to use the “portoire” chair. Don’t know what a “portoire” chair is? Just come along and try it out!

As usual, presents will be distributed and you might have a chance to win an Ohbox and some Vitam Parc gift cards if you take part in our quiz.

So what about stopping by on Thursday 18 April
between 11.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.
and visiting our stands located in the 3 CERN restaurants.