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Psychosocial health and MSDs are interlinked, research shows how!


New research published by EU-OSHA finds evidence for an association between psychosocial risk factors and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

Drawing on the latest European data on the impact of mental wellbeing, researchers review how psychosocial risks can contribute to and exacerbate MSDs, and MSDs can be associated with psychosocial factors. They provide recommendations for effective approaches to prevent MSDs and discuss how early interventions and support from employers and colleagues can ease workers’ return after MSD-related sick leave.  

Recommendations on how to protect workers’ safety and health during the transition to telework are also available.

Find out more in our research reports and summaries:

Musculoskeletal disorders: association with psychosocial risk factors at work

Musculoskeletal disorders and psychosocial risk factors in the workplace – statistical analysis of EU-wide survey results

Telework and health risks in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: evidence from the field and policy implications

Discover more on the Psychosocial risks priority area of the Lighten the Load campaign.