Research Updates

Let’s (not just) get physical — psychosocial hazards play a role in musculoskeletal disorders too

Lauren Finestone

Three recent studies show how important it is for workplaces to focus on identifying and controlling psychosocial as well as physical hazards if they want to reduce musculoskeletal disorders.

Workplace practices and policies for managing musculoskeletal disorders mainly focus on the physical hazards that arise from the physical demands of the job.  But now 3 new studies find that workplaces should pay more attention to assessing and controlling the risk of musculoskeletal disorders from psychosocial as well as physical hazards. The psychosocial hazards the studies looked at included things like: workload and work pace work ...

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Published 10 November, 2023