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)