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Healthy workplaces for everyone: reducing MSD-related risks for LGBTI workers


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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) workers are more likely to face risk factors at work that lead to an increased prevalence of health conditions, including musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). As many as one in seven (15%) 

LGBTI workers report fair, bad or very bad health. MSD prevention strategies should be tailored to the individual needs of LGBTI workers to be truly effective and inclusive.

The musculoskeletal health of LGBTI workers is of particular concern. Although there is limited statistical evidence of MSDs among the demographic, we know from existing research that LGBTI workers are more frequently exposed to organisational and psychosocial risk factors, leading to the likelihood of a higher prevalence of MSDs among them.

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