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Advice for employers on supporting workers with musculoskeletal disorders


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A police officer, a receptionist and a podiatrist, each with a chronic musculoskeletal disorder (MSD), discuss their experiences in a study on the most widespread global health issue affecting workers.

They feature in a set of case studies examining the journey of returning to work or staying at work with a chronic MSD, such as pain in the back, neck, arms or legs. The report analysing the studies emphasises that valued employees with MSDs should continue to be seen as ‘assets, not problems’.

Check the full report and the summary

Find out more about our research activity on work-related MSDs

Read OSHwiki articles on managing back pain and working with an MSD