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18/11/2021

New evidence on the link between psychosocial factors and musculoskeletal disorders

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We know that musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) can be caused by physical factors, such as prolonged sitting and handling loads. However, the importance of psychosocial factors, such as low autonomy and poor communication at work, in the development of MSDs should not be underestimated.


A new literature review looks at the link between these risk factors and MSDs and discusses the importance of prevention and rehabilitation. Recommendations on good practice and successful strategies make this review relevant for workers and employers in every sector.


Download the literature review The association between psychosocial risk factors at work and the occurrence and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders


Check out resources on psychosocial risks related to MSDs


Visit our Healthy Workplaces Campaign website to learn more about preventing work-related MSDs and to keep up to date with campaign events