Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) due to abnormal positions maintained during work are very common, already among young workers. The problem of persistent musculoskeletal pain is big, and it imposes a substantial health and economic burden on young people and the broader community.
An OSHwiki article shows how important it is to adopt a ‘life-course’ approach for studying musculoskeletal conditions and musculoskeletal health. It sheds light on how and why musculoskeletal conditions occur over the life course and how musculoskeletal health can be promoted.
The risks for occupational accidents and diseases at work have to be managed by the employers and workers who are facing with them. In order to ensure effective action, it is essential to establish occupational safety and health (OSH) management systems at all workplaces for continual improvement of working environment and preventive measures. The ILO guidelines on occupational safety and health management systems provide guidance for action at the national and enterprise levels.