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Practical tips to make home-based telework as healthy, safe and effective as possible

Type
Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages
English
Provider
EU OSHA

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Description

Description: 

This article includes some advice and tips intended to ensure the occupational health and well-being of teleworkers. It addresses, among others, what would be an appropriate work environment at home, ergonomic risks (and preventive measures) related to display screen equipment and computer work and stress and mental health issues (related to work-life balance issues, feeling of being isolated or disconnected).

Practical tips to make home-based telework as healthy, safe and effective as possible

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Hazards: 
Poor work organisation
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Static postures - sitting
Using Display Screen Equipment
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Simple tips and measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Exercises
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
Home workers
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Awareness raising
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience: 
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Workers
Priority area: 
Future generations
Prevention
Psychosocial risks
Sedentary work
Telework
Date of Publication / Year : 
2020