Psychosocial risk factors are a significant cause of ill-health in many workplaces. As well as their adverse effect on mental well-being they can also contribute to the development of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
The global COVID-19 pandemic is believed to have had a considerable impact on the prevalence of psychosocial risks, not only through accelerating the adoption of remote (home) working but also through widespread increases in pressures and demands. As well as the obvious impact on those working in essential services, many sectors have seen a dramatic change in the financial and other business pressures they face as a result of the worldwide disruption in trade.
Read the OSHwiki article: Psychosocial risk factors for MSDs – prevention approaches