How can we better manage musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) across our business?
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) can affect muscles, joints and tendons in all parts of the body. Most work-related MSDs develop over time and can also result from fractures sustained in an accident.
Labour Force Survey (LFS) estimates about MSDs in Great Britain are summarised below.
Generally, there has been a downward trend in the total number of work-related MSDs since 2001/02.
The total number of MSD cases in 2011/12 was 439,000 out of a total 1,073,000 for all work-related illnesses.
The number of new cases of MSDs in Great Britain in 2011/12 was 141,000, down from 158,000 in 2010/11.
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