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Working with chronic musculoskeletal disorders

05/03/2021 Type: Info sheets 4 pages

This info sheet provides a simple explanation of chronic rheumatic and musculoskeletal disorders (RMDs) and highlights the importance of ensuring that people with such conditions are supported to remain in work or return to work through workplace accommodations — particularly as RMDs become more common as the workforce ages.

It also describes how employers can overcome the challenges posed by RMDs, emphasising the need for preventive actions, effective risk assessment, open dialogue and early intervention.

It gives practical examples of simple workplace adjustments, some of which can benefit the entire workforce.