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OSH in figures: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders in the EU - Facts and figures

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Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages
English
Provider
EU OSHA

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Description: 

The report highlights the main issues and aims to provide a well-founded evidence base, helping policy makers, actors at enterprise and sector level, as well as researchers and those who record, prevent and compensate occupational diseases in the European Union to set the agenda for the next years.

OSH in figures: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders in the EU - Facts and figures

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Repetitive movements/work
Static postures - sitting
Static postures - standing
Teleworking
Using Display Screen Equipment
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
MSDs unspecified
Worsening of existing (chronic) condition
Stress
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Worker participation
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
Adjustments/support for chronic MSD disorder/disease/pain suffers
Training/guidance (for workers)
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Ageing and older workers
Women
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience: 
Employers
Managers
OSH consultant
Priority area: 
Facts and figures
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2020