Work-related musculoskeletal disorders

16 June 2020

Article: 54/2405

A new report by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) summarises the findings of a multiannual project exploring research, policy and practice on the prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).The report is aimed at supporting the development of strategies to tackle this highly prevalent occupational safety and health issue in Europe’s workplaces.

The report identifies a number of gaps at policy and workplace levels, explaining why work-related MSDs are still a major problem despite efforts to prevent them. Further, the report makes recommendations on how to address shortcomings in current approaches, with specific legislation and guidance on implementation, a focus on risk assessment, prevention and ergonomics, sharing good practice and worker participation being identified as key.

Source: EU-OSHA, 9 June 2020