Factors leading to musculoskeletal disorders are reported very frequently across all activity sectors

According to ESENER-2, the 2nd most frequent risk factor is tiring or painful positions, including sitting for long periods, and the third is repetitive hand or arm movements.

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) launched the main findings of the Second European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER-2) at the European Parliament in Brussels. The results of the survey — which collected responses from almost 50,000 workplaces in 36 countries, including all 28 Member States — give a detailed insight into how occupational safety and health (OSH) risks are managed in Europe’s workplaces.

The most commonly reported risk factor is having to deal with difficult customers, patients, pupils and so on (58% of establishments in the EU-28), which in part reflects the continued growth of the service sector.

The rate of establishment where tiring or painful positions, including sitting for long periods are present, regardless of whether it is currently under control and regardless of the number of employees it affects on the chart above.
To discover the survey go to https://osha.europa.eu