On behalf of the European Agency for Safety for Health at work (EU-OSHA), Panteia has prepared the report “Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: prevalence, costs and demographics in the EU”.
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) continue to be one of the most prevalent type of work-related health problem in Europe. Therefore the 2020-2022 EU-wide campaign focuses on the prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Panteia is one of the organisations selected to carry out studies for this campaign.
The aim of report “Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: prevalence, costs and demographics in the EU”, is to provide an accurate picture of work-related musculoskeletal disorders MSDs across Europe through analysing national and European data on MSDs, their impact on health and work, risk factors, and prevention and return-to-work measures. The report is supports policy-makers, researchers and the occupational safety and health (OSH) community at EU and national levels.
The report presents an overview and analysis of existing data relating to MSDs from the main EU surveys and administrative data, complimented by national data. The report can be downloaded here.
Next to the report, a separate report is made ten countries including the Netherlands with additional data retrieved from national data sources. This nation report can be downloaded here.
For more information on the 2020-2022 EU-wide campaign see: https://osha.europa.eu/en/themes/musculoskeletal-disorders