Musculoskeletal disorders are the most frequent health problem (24%) linked to work in Europe and in Switzerland. PMSE, a health prevention service dealing with health at work, has developed a new patient education approach. The objectives of this approach are to anticipate chronic disorders, prevent musculoskeletal disorders, and make workers aware of risk factors. The goals and strategies of this intervention as well as both individual and group workshops are described in this article. The results are convincing since, over a period of 3 years, a 58% decrease of absenteeism due to musculoskeletal disorders as well as a 93% reduction of disability have been observed. In conclusion, these very positive results emanate from this patient education approach, a close collaboration with employees and direction and, also, from the quality of the whole health network.