Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs): identifying and preventing risks for women, migrant and LGBTI workers

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Europe’s workforce is increasingly diverse, with a higher participation of specific groups of workers as women, migrant and LGBTI workers in the labour market.

This info sheet highlights that these groups are exposed to particular risks more than other workers. These risks, including harassment, job insecurity and low pay, are associated with an increased likelihood of developing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

Taking account of gender and diversity issues in risk assessment is key to healthy and productive workplaces. The info sheet provides examples of initiatives and company practices aimed at preventing MSD-related risks among these groups of workers.

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