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Introduction to musculoskeletal disorders

Type
Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages
English
Provider
EU OSHA

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Description

Description: 

This article provides a general presentation of MSDs: prevalence, health effects, different types of MSDs, MSDs-related risks factors (biomechanical, organisational, psychosocial and individual).

Introduction to musculoskeletal disorders

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Manual handling of loads
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Repetitive movements/work
Using Display Screen Equipment
Vibrations
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Stress
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Awareness raising
Risk assessment
Target audience: 
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area: 
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2020