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Musculoskeletal Disorders in the European Workforce

Pan-European Report Cover
Musculoskeletal Disorders in the European Workforce
30 September 2009

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) account for nearly half (49%) of all absences from work and 60% of permanent work incapacity in the European Union. These and other socio-economic consequences of suffering from poor health due to muscle and joint pain represent an estimated cost to society in Europe of up to €240 billion.

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