Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) remain the most common occupational disease in
the European Union and workers in all sectors and occupations can be affected.
Recent figures, for example from Austria, Germany or France, also demonstrate
an increasing impact of musculoskeletal disorders on costs This latest report,
following on from the Agency's previous research, aims to give an updated
overview of the current European situation as regards musculoskeletal
disorders, the trends over the years since the first campaign in 2000, and a
detailed insight into the causes and circumstances behind MSDs. The report
highlights the main issues and aims to provide a well-founded evidence base,
helping policy makers, actors at enterprise and sector level, as well as
researchers and those who record, prevent and compensate occupational diseases
in the European Union to set the agenda for the next years.
AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work