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What aspects of work cause MSDs for professional drivers?

RTWMatters team

Interventions for work-related MSDs should not be based merely on addressing the symptoms, but must also focus in managing the physical and psychosocial risk factors behind the injury.

Take home messages According to a systematic review of the evidence, published in 2021: Physical, psychosocial, and individual risk factors have been identified that cause work-related musculoskeletal disorders among professional drivers. Strong evidence shows that physical risk factors (whole body vibration, awkward posture, lifting task) cause musculoskeletal disorders. Strong evidence shows that psychosocial risk factors (job stress, job...

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