Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: Back to work report
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most common work-related health problem in Europe. Tackling MSDs means taking action in the workplace.
First, there are preventative steps that have to be taken. But for workers who already have MSDs, the challenge is to maintain their employability, keep them working and, if necessary, reintegrate them into the workplace.
Key findings of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work's 'Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: Back to Work' report focuses on the retention, reintegration and rehabilitation of workers with MSDs. It comes in two parts: a literature review on the effectiveness of work-related interventions, and an overview of policy initiatives in Europe and at the international level.
musculoskeletal disorders: Back to Work
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
2007. ISBN 978 92 9191 160 8. 100 pages. OPOCE Catalog number: TEAE07075ENC
Available from the Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg. Euro 25
There is also a related Fact Sheet No. 75 see http://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/factsheets/75/view
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