Occupational safety and health risks of remote programming work organised through digital labour platforms

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Programmers carry out tasks such as writing and testing code that involve desk-based work and heavy computer use. They are exposed to several physical and psychological health and safety risks when performing their work. These risks may be increased when working remotely.

This case study explores remote programming provided through digital labour platforms. It examines the occupational safety and health risks this type of work presents to platform workers.

The study also covers whether and how such risks are prevented and managed, emphasising practices and actions implemented by the platforms. It includes interviews with both workers and platforms.

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