Health and Safety Facts no.9



Work-related musculoskeletal disorders

  • The rate of self reported work-related musculoskeletal disorders has shown a generally downward trend.
  • Working days lost per worker showed a generally downward trend up to around 2010/11; since then the rate has remained broadly flat
  • Manual handling,awkward or tiring positions and keyboard work or repetitive action are estimated to be the main causes of work-related musculoskeletal disorders

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