Summary - Preventing musculoskeletal disorders in a diverse workforce: risk factors for women, migrants and LGBTI workers

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Summary - Preventing musculoskeletal disorders in a diverse workforce: risk factors for women, migrants and LGBTI workers

Summary - Preventing musculoskeletal disorders in a diverse workforce: risk factors for women, migrants and LGBTI workers

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
EU-OSHA
Provider (Original)
EU-OSHA

Description

This report examines the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and the associated physical, psychosocial, individual and organisational risk factors in three specific groups of workers: women, migrants and LGBTI workers. It discusses why workers in these groups are more often exposed to MSD-related risk factors, and report a higher prevalence of health issues, including MSDs, than other workers.

This report examines the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and the associated physical, psychosocial, individual and organisational risk factors in three specific groups of workers: women, migrants and LGBTI workers. It discusses why workers in these groups are more often exposed to MSD-related risk factors, and report a higher prevalence of health issues, including MSDs, than other workers.

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English

Other data

Hazards
Awkward postures
Manual handling of loads
Poor work environment, e.g lighting
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Repetitive movements/work
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Stress
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
LGBTI
Women
Migrant and immigrant workers
Prevention measures
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Worker participation
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
Purpose of the material
Awareness raising
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Year
2020