Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features a new statistical spotlight from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that found that in 2016 musculoskeletal disorders involving the back accounted for 38.5% of all work-related musculoskeletal disorders – more than any other category.
The BLS noted that work-related musculoskeletal disorders that resulted in days away from work most commonly involve the back alone. Other key findings included that the most common body parts affected by musculoskeletal disorders vary by occupation (although they had to combine shoulder and leg to outweigh the back). Nursing Assistants for instance saw more than half of the musculoskeletal cases for that occupation in 2016 affecting the back, with over 10,000 cases. Laborers and Hand Material Movers also experienced another 10,000+, and the combination of those two occupations accounted for 15.6% of all the back-related cases in 2016.
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