Fit for work? Musculoskeletal disorders and the German labour market

Fit for work? Musculoskeletal disorders and the German labour market
Document type
Report
Author(s)
McGee, Robin; Bevan, Stephen; Quadrello, Tatiana
Publisher
Work Foundation, The
Date of publication
2 March 2010
Subject(s)
People management: all aspects of managing people, Management & leadership: including strategy, public sector management, operations and production
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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This project, part of a wider programme of work across 24 European and other countries, has looked in some detail at the impact that Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) have on the working lives of thousands of German workers, the adequacy of the treatment and support they receive, their experiences at work, the effect of their condition on their family and colleagues, and the human and financial costs involved. Specifically, the study has looked at back pain, work-related upper limb disorders (WRULDs) – two groups of conditions which are usually characterised by non-specific and short episodes of pain and incapacity – and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and spondyloarthropathy (SpA), specific conditions that are often progressive and increasingly incapacitating. The study has been conducted through a review of the recent academic and practitioner research on the relationship between these MSDs and labour market participation, and interviews with acknowledged experts in this field.

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