Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: prevalence, costs and demographics in the EU

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Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: prevalence, costs and demographics in the EU

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: prevalence, costs and demographics in the EU

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
EU OSHA

Description

This report pulls together and analyses existing data relating to MSDs from the main EU surveys and administrative data. These data are completed and enriched with data from national sources. The report aims to provide a well-founded evidence base to support policy makers, researchers and the occupational safety and health community at EU and national levels in their task of preventing work-related MSDs.

This report pulls together and analyses existing data relating to MSDs from the main EU surveys and administrative data. These data are completed and enriched with data from national sources. The report aims to provide a well-founded evidence base to support policy makers, researchers and the occupational safety and health community at EU and national levels in their task of preventing work-related MSDs.

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English

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Hazards
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Poor work organisation
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Repetitive movements/work
Static postures - sitting
Using Display Screen Equipment
Vibrations
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Worsening of existing (chronic) condition
Stress
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
Purpose of the material
General information
Awareness raising
Risk assessment
Target audience
Employers
Managers
Safety officers
Occupational health physician
OSH consultant
Year
2019