Fit for Work Report

Sheffield Occupational Health and Safety Association (SOHSA) on 2007-09-17 09:24:33

The Fit for Work Report says most sufferers of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) recover more quickly by staying at work Employers and GPs should ‘focus on what people can do’ rather than incapacity Government needs to give a higher priority to tackling MSDs by improving GP awareness and access to treatment, and by supporting employers with occupational health ‘Musculoskeletal disorders’ (MSDs) — an umbrella term that covers over 200 different ailments including arthritis, back pain and damage to joints, muscles and tendons — affect twice as many people as ‘stress’, account for up to a third of all GP consultations, cause 9.5 million lost working days, and cost society £7.4bn a year*.

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