Managing Musculoskeletal issues in the Workplace – Free Event

14 Nov

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The Corporate Health Team, in partnership with Physioworld, will hold a forum dealing with muscles and skeleton issues in the workplace looking at how these can negatively impact on health and productivity and what changes you can make with treatment and a proactive approach.

Tuesday 19th November, from 9:30 to 11:30 am at Corporate Health head office

The term musculoskeletal issues relates to a wide group of conditions that are caused by traumatizing the body in either a minute or major way over a period of time, these different trauma causes the disorder.
These conditions are often focused on a joint and affect the muscle and bone. However other areas can be strained and their response to that trauma can be an injury.

Download your invite here. Do not hesitate to forward it to a colleague!

Some common examples of musculoskeletal disorders are:

  • Back pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Tendinitis

Disorders of the musculoskeletal system represent a main cause of sickness absence and they lead to considerable cost for companies. Specific disorders of the musculoskeletal system may relate to different body regions and type of works.

  • Disorders in the lower back are usually correlated to lifting and carrying of loads or to the application of vibration
  • Upper-limb disorders (at fingers, hands, wrists,arms, elbows, shoulders, neck) may result from repetitive or long-lasting static force exertion

These issues affect workers in offices, in factories and on sites throughout the UK.

An estimated 439,000 workers in 2011/12 suffered from musculoskeletal disorders caused or made worse by their current or past work. Approximately 176,000 of these workers suffered from bad back, approximately 177,000 from problems related to upper limbs and neck and approximately 86,000 with lower limb problems.

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