Preventing musculoskeletal disorders when teleworking

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Preventing musculoskeletal disorders when teleworking

Preventing musculoskeletal disorders when teleworking

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages

English

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

Description

Home-based working has some advantages, such as saving time on the office commute. However, it is also associated with an increase in prolonged sitting, social isolation from colleagues and difficulty in disconnecting. This info sheet explains why this can have a negative impact on teleworkers’ health and contribute to the development or exacerbation of MSDs. 

Home-based working has some advantages, such as saving time on the office commute. However, it is also associated with an increase in prolonged sitting, social isolation from colleagues and difficulty in disconnecting. This info sheet explains why this can have a negative impact on teleworkers’ health and contribute to the development or exacerbation of MSDs. 

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Language of original language description

English

Other data

Hazards
Poor work environment, e.g lighting
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Static postures - sitting
Using Display Screen Equipment
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Stress
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Home workers
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Simple tips and measures
Training/guidance (for workers)
Exercises
Purpose of the material
General information
Awareness raising
Risk assessment
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Year
2022