What is a musculoskeletal disorder ?

Musculoskeletal disorders are diseases of activity localized in or around the joints

A musculoskeletal disorder develops over time and its origin can be explained by many factors:
Mechanical or biomechanical : repetitive movements, prolonged postural support, ...
Psychological : stress, fatigue, no sign of recognition, conflicts, lack of meaning at work, cognitive conflicts [incompatibility between what I want to do and what we ask me to do], ...
Individual : age, pathologies: colds, diabetes ...
Environnemental : ambient temperature, inadequate lighting, poor layout of the workstation, ...
Organizational : work rhythms, schedules, insufficient recovery time, lack of room for maneuver, ...
Musculoskeletal disorders can be identified at the individual level (pain, discomfort, etc.) or at the level of the organization (increased absenteeism and turnover)

DID YOU KNOW THAT...

Musculoskeletal disorders today represent in France :
  • 87% of occupational illnesses
  • 22 million lost working days
  • More than 2 billion euros in cost