Human Resources Training, workforce management

Strategic Planning for Working Remotely

Work Remotely

 

Workplaces have transitioned to working remotely as part of the COVID-19 response in order to adhere to public health guidelines but were not necessarily prepared to address all elements of remote work.

In particular, the lack of ergonomic preparedness led to staff being sent home with only a laptop, no other equipment, to achieve proper ergonomic set-up and no strategy on how to get staff equipment should they experience discomforts.

When you combine the lack of equipment with a lack of training or education on how to set-up their home workstation to achieve ergonomic principles this created a recipe for musculoskeletal injuries.

Workplaces have transitioned to working remotely as part of the COVID-19 response in order to adhere to public health guidelines but were not necessarily prepared to address the complexities of remote work.

Staff were sent home to begin remote work with no policy or procedure in place on expectations related to performing work remotely and no plan for addressing ergonomics for staff working from a home office.

This contributes to an increase in musculoskeletal injuries in workplaces.

 

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