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26/05/2021

Protecting teleworkers’ safety and health during the COVID-19 pandemic

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The sudden increase in teleworking from home during the COVID-19 pandemic has put workers at greater risk of musculoskeletal disorders and mental health problems.

A new report looks at these risks, the benefits and problems arising from teleworking, and the EU regulations in place to protect workers. It is illustrated with examples from different sectors in several countries of good teleworking practices adopted during the pandemic and highlights the importance of risk assessment.

What’s more, a new OSHwiki article — packed with information on teleworking and the associated physical and psychosocial risks — provides easy-to-follow guidance on how to protect workers.

Read the report Teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic: risks and prevention strategies

Check out the new musculoskeletal disorders and telework OSHwiki article

Consult this other OSHwiki article and follow our practical tips to make telework as healthy, safe and effective as possible

Download the presentations from our webinar on teleworking in a global pandemic: overview of risks and prevention policies in Europe