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