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Factsheet 71 - Introduction to work-related musculoskeletal disorders

01/07/2007 Type: Info sheets 2 pages

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most common workrelated problem in Europe. Almost 24 % of the EU-25 workers report suffering from backache and 22 % complain about muscular pains. Both conditions are more prevalent in the new Member States, 39 % and 36 % respectively.