The facts and figures according to BAUA:
According to a study by the German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAUA), the average days of incapacity to work was 17.3 days per employee (or 712.2 million days of incapacity to work nationwide), in the manufacturing industry, this proportion was even higher at 21.3%.
This means a loss of gross value added of € 149 billion and a loss of production of € 88 billion.
Musculoskeletal disorders account for a share of 22.3%, which means a loss of € 33.2 billion per year.
For the manufacturing industry (excluding the construction industry), the Federal Institute has determined a share of 26.3% (or 45.4 million working days lost) for MSDs, which corresponds to a loss of value-added of € 11.23 billion.