The digitalisation of work: psychosocial risk factors and work-related musculoskeletal disorders

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The digitalisation of work: psychosocial risk factors and work-related musculoskeletal disorders

The digitalisation of work: psychosocial risk factors and work-related musculoskeletal disorders

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
EU-OSHA
Provider (Original)
EU-OSHA

Description

This article reviews the impact that digitalisation is having on Europe’s workforce and looks at its effect on psychosocial risk factors (e.g. job strain, workload, work-life balance) and physical risk factors (e.g. repetitive tasks, posture) for work-related musculoskeletal disorders. It also discusses the prevention of such disorders and the promotion of occupational health and well-being.

This article reviews the impact that digitalisation is having on Europe’s workforce and looks at its effect on psychosocial risk factors (e.g. job strain, workload, work-life balance) and physical risk factors (e.g. repetitive tasks, posture) for work-related musculoskeletal disorders. It also discusses the prevention of such disorders and the promotion of occupational health and well-being.

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English

Other data

Hazards
Awkward postures
Long hours
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Static postures - sitting
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Stress
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
Training/guidance (for workers)
Purpose of the material
General information
Awareness raising
Guidance
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area
Psychosocial risks
Telework
Year
2021