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Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: prevalence, costs and demographics in the EU

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Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages
English
Provider
EU OSHA

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Description

Description: 

This report pulls together and analyses existing data relating to MSDs from the main EU surveys and administrative data. These data are completed and enriched with data from national sources. The report aims to provide a well-founded evidence base to support policy makers, researchers and the occupational safety and health community at EU and national levels in their task of preventing work-related MSDs.

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: prevalence, costs and demographics in the EU

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Poor work organisation
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Repetitive movements/work
Static postures - sitting
Using Display Screen Equipment
Vibrations
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Worsening of existing (chronic) condition
Stress
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Awareness raising
Risk assessment
Target audience: 
Employers
Managers
Safety officers
Occupational health physician
OSH consultant
Priority area: 
Chronic conditions
Facts and figures
Prevention
Psychosocial risks
Sedentary work
Date of Publication / Year : 
2019