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MSDs: prevalence, costs and demographic data in the EU

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As part of its coming 2020-2022 campaign to raise awareness of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), EU-OSHA has published a report on these risks, which remain the most prevalent work-related health problem in the European Union.

The document compiles and analyses information coming from the main EU surveys and administrative data, supplemented and enriched by national sources. It aims to provide a sound base of facts to assist policymakers, researchers and the occupational health and safety community on the European and national levels in their task of prevention of work-related MSDs.

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