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Preventing musculoskeletal disorders when teleworking

15/02/2022 Type: Info sheets 4 pages

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated a growing trend in teleworking. 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 musculoskeletal disorders. It is packed with tips for workers and employers on creating a comfortable and healthy home office and advice on staying active during the teleworking day.