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Document ID (ISN)110716
CIS number 10-0205
ISBN(s) 978-92-9191-261-2
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schneider E., Irastorza X., Copsey S.
Title OSH in figures: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders in the EU - Facts and figures
Bibliographic information European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Gran Vía 33, 48009 Bilbao, Spain, 2010. 179p. Illus. Price (excluding VAT): EUR 15.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
Internet access Work-related_musculoskeletal_disorders.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) European Union; musculoskeletal diseases; statistical trends
Descriptors (secondary) economic aspects; report; statistics
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Statistics
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Economic aspects