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Factsheet 72 - Work-related neck and upper limb disorders

02/07/2007 Type: Info sheets 2 pages

Almost two thirds of EU workers report being exposed to repetitive hand and arm movements, and a quarter to vibrations from tools - significant risk factors for work-related neck and upper limb disorders (WRULDs). Many workers, in a wide range of jobs, develop WRULDs and they are the most common form of occupational disease in Europe, accounting for over 45 % of all occupational diseases.