Digitalisation and its impact on musculoskeletal disorders


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Digitalisation has brought many changes to the nature and organisation of work — from where and when we do our jobs to the new technologies we use to perform them.

A new discussion paper looks at the effects of digitalisation and new forms of work in the context of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), including exposure to biomechanical stressors and psychosocial risks.

It concludes that approaches to preventing and managing MSDs need to be continuously adapted to account for evolving digital technologies and organisational changes.