- Arthritis and back pain are the number one cause of work disability in Canada
- The impact of arthritis on work is more costly than any other aspect of the disease, including expensive medications used for arthritis.
- Arthritis poses physical, emotional and economic challenges for workers
- Workers with arthritis who stay at work have better quality of life than those who stop working
- Job accommodations and vocational counseling make a difference and reduce the risk of work disability