On the occasion of the United Nations Migrants Day (18 December), take a minute to think about the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) among migrant workers and the reasons why these risk factors are more significant for this group.
Why are women, migrant and LGBTI workers particularly at risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)? And how can these workers be protected?
In a comprehensive review, we examine the prevalence of MSDs among these groups and identify the associated physical, psychosocial, individual and organisational risk factors.
The report is based on interviews with experts, focus groups with workers, and includes in-depth analysis of case studies and policy pointers for preventing MSDs in each of the three groups.
Did you know that workers who face discrimination — including women, migrant and LGBTI workers — are also more at risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)? The worker diversity priority area of our Lighten the Load campaign website provides the resources needed to ensure that all workers are protected equally.