Research Updates

Does hurting here - and here - and here - make it harder to work?

Dr Mary Wyatt

Multi-site pain is a common phenomenon among working-age people and it strongly increases work disability risk.

Researchers from Finland - a country that is well respected for health and safety initiatives - wanted to understand whether they could predict who would have low levels of work capacity in the future. In order to do so, they administered the work ability index (WAI) to just over 700 workers in food manufacturing plants. The work ability index, or WAI, is a tool to assess the work ability of groups. It is increasingly being used in Eur...

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