MSDs account for half of sickness absence

Source: on 2009-10-05 12:38:00

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are responsible for nearly half (49%) of all sickness absence and 60% of permanent work incapacity across the EU, a new study has found. The pan-European study, by UK thinktank The Work Foundation concludes that, across the EU, muscle and joint pain costs up to £219 billion a year. It found that over 40 million European workers suffer from MSDs attributable to work, with up to ...

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