Musculoskeletal disorders in workers with multiple sclerosis: a task-oriented view

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Musculoskeletal disorders in workers with multiple sclerosis: a task-oriented view
Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
EU-OSHA

Description

This paper extends knowledge on MSDs in multiple sclerosis (MS) and their effect on the working activities of those affected. The work conditions and environment of people with MS often need to be adapted to their health status, as factors related to work, support and symptoms affect the ability to get and keep a job. The paper highlights positive aspects of a multidisciplinary approach to intervention and the role of occupational therapy. It elaborates on empowerment through training, especially for companies’ occupational safety and health professionals, and means of identifying and introducing reasonable accommodations that can enable people with disabilities to find and retain employment.

Other data

Hazards
Working with an existing MSD condition/disease
Health effects
Worsening of existing (chronic) condition
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Disabled workers
Sufferer of an MSK disorder or disease
Prevention measures
Adjustments/support for chronic MSD disorder/disease/pain suffers
Purpose of the material
General information
Target audience
Employers
Safety officers
Occupational health physician
OSH consultant
Year
2022