Working with chronic MSDs — good practice advice
Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
EU-OSHA

Description

This report takes an in-depth look at working with chronic musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).  It highlights the importance of designing inclusive workplaces and sets out principles for managing chronic MSDs, with prevention, early intervention, and effective, participative rehabilitation and return-to-work planning being identified as key. Good practice examples detail a wide range of workplace adjustments made to accommodate individuals with MSDs, from offering flexitime to providing the right tools and ergonomic equipment. 

Other data

Sector / Indrustry covered
Not sector specific
Hazards
Working with an existing MSD condition/disease
Health effects
Worsening of existing (chronic) condition
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Ageing and older workers
Disabled workers
Sufferer of an MSK disorder or disease
Prevention measures
Simple tips and measures
Adjustments following injury/sickness absence
Adjustments/support for chronic MSD disorder/disease/pain suffers
Rehabilitation, physiotherapy etc.
Purpose of the material
Guidance
Target audience
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Safety officers
Occupational health physician
OSH consultant
Priority area
Chronic conditions
Year
2021