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Musculoskeletal disorders among women, LGBTI and migrant workers: risk factors and prevention

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.

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: everyone needs to be protected

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.