03/03/2003

RSI - a real pain in the arms

Last year HSE inspectors in Great Britain visited over 8,000 workplaces
concentrating on musculoskeletal disorder (MSDs) risks, issuing 226 improvement
notices and 31 prohibition notices.

Around 1.1 million people in Great Britain suffered from MSDs caused or made
worse by work in 2001/02. An estimated 12.3 million working days were lost due
to work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and on average each sufferer
took 19.4 days off in 2001/02. These figures include upper limb disorders from
which approximately 400,000 people suffered, resulting in a loss of around 4
million working days in the same period.

Further Information


AplusA-online.de - Source: British Safety Council (BSC)