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Telework and musculoskeletal disorders in the spotlight


The Healthy Workplaces campaign ‘Lighten the Load’ is now focusing on the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and psychosocial risk factors related to home-based telework, with a rich array of publications and resources including reports, articles, checklists, and tips for teleworkers and employers.

There are many advantages to teleworking, including improved work-life balance and the time and stress saved by not commuting. But there are also disadvantages. Working from home can trigger social isolation and MSDs, such as back pain due to prolonged sitting and poor ergonomics.

Find out more in the new Priority Area Telework