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OHS Canada: Making home offices work

Outlining best practices in ergonomic safety for remote workers

December 10, 2020  by OHS Canada

If employees are going to be able to work safely at home for an extended time, businesses need to invest in properly equipping home offices. (adrian_ilie825/Adobe stock)

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.

Read more on OHS Canada, one of Canadian Manufacturing‘s sister publications.

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