- 30.6 million working days are lost due to musculoskeletal disorders
- 5.2 million working days are lost due to stress, anxiety and depression
The two most common causes of sickness absence in the UK are musculoskeletal disorders (MSK) and mental ill health, affecting employees in all industries. MSK leads to 30.6 million days lost with 15.2 million lost days due to stress, anxiety and depression.
Business in the Community has produced a suite of interconnected toolkits to help every employer support the mental and musculoskeletal health of its employees in association with Public Health England. The two most common causes of sickness absence in the UK are musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and mental ill health, affecting employees in all industries. MSD leads to 30.6 million days lost compared to 15.2 million lost days due to stress, anxiety and depression, and the causes of MSD and mental health are often interconnected.
This webinar will focus on the Musculoskeletal health in the workplace: a toolkit for employers. This toolkit provides practical advice for employers regarding employee musculoskeletal health and reducing workplace absence (content supported by Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA). It is relevant to all employers, irrespective of your size, sector or stage on your journey. The toolkit is designed to help employers take positive actions to build a culture that champions good mental and physical health and provide a greater understanding of how to help those who need more support. For larger organisations, the toolkits are also useful resources to share with businesses in your supply chain and across your network.
Leading MSK expert, Professor Anthony Woolf, Honorary Professor of Rheumatology University of Exeter Medical School and Chair of the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance will lead the webinar.
Audience: This event is open to all members of Business in the Community and members of Business in the Community age, gender, race and wellbeing campaigns.