Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: why are they still so prevalent? Evidence from a literature review
This literature review investigates the reasons for the continuing prevalence of musculoskeletal disorder (MSDs) in workers across the EU. Despite legislation and prevention measures, the levels of work-related MSDs remain high.
The authors identify the factors that affect the prevalence of MSDs in the workforce, including changing ways of working, age and gender, health behaviours and beliefs, psychosocial factors and socio-economic differences. They conclude that we need new approaches to preventing MSDs and make recommendations.