Musculoskeletal Disorders and Psychosocial Factors at Work

84 Pages Posted: 15 Jan 2019

Date Written: December 14, 2018


This report presents the current state of scientific knowledge on the ways in which psychosocial factors influence musculoskelatal disorders (MSDs), and their impact on work capacity and quality. Almost 40m workers in Europe suffer from MSDs of the limbs and back and are the most common occupational disease in the EU. The aim of the paper is influence intervention efforts and provide scientifically-grounded recommendations to improve the health of Europe’s workers.

Keywords: musculoskeletal diseases ; psychosocial risks ; occupation disease relation ; prevention ; EU countries

Suggested Citation

Roquelaure, Yves, Musculoskeletal Disorders and Psychosocial Factors at Work (December 14, 2018). ETUI Research Paper - Report 142, Available at SSRN: or

Yves Roquelaure (Contact Author)

University of Angers ( email )

4 Boulevard Lavoisier
BP 13633
Angers, 49016

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