It’s not just the physical demands of a job that can cause musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Psychosocial factors such as excessive workloads, low job satisfaction and lack of support may contribute to or even worsen MSDs. Equally, MSDs can contribute to stress and mental overload. The current Healthy Workplaces campaign of EU-Osha aims to enhance understanding of the links between psychosocial risks and MSDs and recommends effective prevention approaches and examples of good practice.
We need to sit less and move more at work. Our new info sheet explains how physical activity can become part of any job. The short guide highlights the musculoskeletal and other health problems associated with sedentary work, and what employers and workers can do to integrate movement into work routines.