OSHwiki article in the spotlight: Musculoskeletal disorders and telework


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In 2020, telework exploded to an estimate of almost 40% of people employed in the European Union who started teleworking full-time as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Home-based teleworking has potential advantages such as gain in time or less stress by not commuting, better work-life balance, higher productivity and improved concentration. However, the increase in prolonged sitting and sedentary behaviour combined to poor ergonomics of the home workstation and social isolation from colleagues may have a negative impact on worker’s health and may contribute to the development or exacerbation of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). 

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