Musculoskeletal workplace wellbeing: The statistics
Musculoskeletal health in UK businesses
Every year the Health and Safety Executive report on the wellbeing of employees and employers nationwide. As part of its annual mandate, it reports on work related musculoskeletal disorders. This blog post sums up the findings of the HSE from 2017.
THE PREVALENCE OF MUSCULOSKELETAL INJURIES IN BRITISH WORKPLACES
507,000 work-related musculoskeletal disorders were reported of in 2017 alone. 8.9 million working days were lost due to musculoskeletal issues alone. Many of these musculoskeletal disorders are avoidable through education or strategic assessment of workplace responsibilities.
Common causes of workplace related musculoskeletal disorders come from workplace physical demands, repetitive work, workplace environment and ergonomics. Wider issues such as mental health or the culture of workplace wellbeing might also have an effect.
8.9 million working days were lost due to workplace musculoskeletal disorders in 2016-2017. On average 17.6 working days were lost for each case.
Musculoskeletal workplace disorders makes up what percentage of all reported cases?
37% of all work related ill health comes from workplace stress, anxiety and depression
You can save business costs and improve employee engagement through developing an organisational culture of workplace wellbeing.
Where on the body do most workplace musculoskeletal disorders occur?
44% Upper limb issues
36% Back issues
20% Lower limb issues
What is the average cost of musculoskeletal issues to businesses?
On average 17.6 working days are lost for each case.
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