The Bottom Line: Working from Home – Employer Tips

Blake McGowan, Director of Research

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an abrupt shift in the nature of how and where we work. The sudden shift to “work from home” has been typically done without consideration of two essential elements in the management of work: human factors and ergonomics. Michelle Robertson and Kathleen Mosier, representing the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) and in conjunction with the International Labour Organization (ILO), developed tips to help employers support their workers when working from home. Certified ergonomist Blake McGowan summarizes them in the video below.

References: Michelle M. Robertson & Kathleen Mosier. Work from home: Human factors/ergonomics considerations for teleworking. 20 April 2020.  International Labour Organization (ILO).

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