The HSE state –
28.2 million estimated working days lost due to work-related ill health and non-fatal workplace injuries in 2018/19. Labour Force Survey (LFS)
498,000 workers suffering from work-related musculoskeletal disorders (new or long- standing) in 2018/19
6.9 million working days lost due to work-related musculoskeletal disorders in 2018/19 (LFS)
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders account for 29% of all working days lost due to work-related ill health.
Within the total number of 6.9 million days lost due to WRMSDs, Work Related Upper Limb Disorder account for around 2.6m of days lost, with back disorders around 2.8m of days lost and Work Related Lower Limb disorders 1.5m days lost.
Are your employees comfortable at work? Or do WRMSDs impact on attendance or productivity?
Wendy has a wealth of experience advising on the ergonomic set up of workstations and Display Screen Equipment (DSE).
She can also provide advice to both the employee and employer in order to reduce work related musculoskeletal disorders.