OHS Canada: Making home offices work
Outlining best practices in ergonomic safety for remote workers
The increase of work-from-home arrangements due to the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t reduced the need for proper workplace safety.
Home offices, if not properly constructed, can cause muscle strain and fatigue and lead to musculoskeletal injuries if not prevented and treated. This means employers and employees need to focus on ergonomic safety.
Office ergonomics is about more than properly arranging furniture. It requires understanding how a worker interacts with their work.