What is a Musculoskeletal Disorder?

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) affect the joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves and tendons.

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What is a Musculoskeletal Disorder?

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) affect the joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves and tendons.

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Musculoskeletal conditions

are a costly and growing problem.

Problems such as back, shoulder and knee pain are the second leading cause of working days lost in the UK – it is estimated that 31 million days a year are lost due to these problems. MSD problems are characterised by pain, stiffness, and limitation of movement, which can affect the ability to work at any age. These require a comprehensive HSE risk assessment.

Poor MSD health affects all industries and business sectors, from construction to banking. There are risks to employees who are desk-bound, just as there are to workers in manufacturing or construction. (source Public Health England)

The problem – Impact of MSDs

One in eight of the working age population is reported to having an MSD.

Impact of MSDs

  • Employees in pain, adversely impacting on health & well-being
  • Presenteeism/reduced productivity and poor performance
  • High levels of sickness absence
  • High costs, decreased profitability and potential litigation

Our specialist range of occupational health services have a proven track record of preventing and managing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs); one of the top two causes of sickness absence in the UK.

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