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4/16/2020 - Working at Home

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many of us being directed to work at home and practice social distancing. Working in the home environment, while making our way through this pandemic, creates ...

Working at Home

Thursday, April 16, 2020
Working at Home

 

An Ergonomics Guide to Computer Workstations
Colin J. Brigham

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many of us being directed to work at home and practice social distancing. Working in the home environment, while making our way through this pandemic, creates its unique set of health and safety exposures. These include physical (such as ergonomics), biological, chemical and emotional. In our effort to achieve well-being, we need to address the risks presented by these exposures. The following links and materials provide you resources that may be helpful.

 

For more information, or to set aside some time to discuss how 1Source Safety and Health can assist you, please reach out to Colin J. Brigham, CIH, CSP, CPE, CPEA, CSPHP, FAIHA at cbrigham@1ssh.com, 610.524.5525 x 24.

Sincerely,
Colin J. Brigham, CIH, CSP, CPE, CPEA, CSPHP
VP Safety Management & Ergonomics


Workstation Ergonomics While Working at Home

Workstation Ergonomics While Working at Home

While employers often have primary control over the design and equipping of workstations on their premises, they have less control over workstations off-premises. The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina, affiliated with North Carolina State University, developed this quick guide for working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. 1Source Safety and Health has this office workstation ergonomics brochure that is more detailed with the concepts applicable to most workstations.

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OSHA Web Resources Regarding COVID-19

OSHA Web Resources Regarding COVID-19

OSHA has materials available to help in understanding and responding to the risk presented by COVID-19. There are many pull-downs (including those for hazard recognition, medical information, control and prevention) that may be clicked on for additional resources. Many of these resources are helping in providing guidance regarding practices in the home environment.

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The National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience

The National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience

This collaborative, made up of 60 organizations committed to reversing trends in clinician (doctors, nurses, EMTs and others in providing healthcare) burnout, has developed resources to support these clinicians during the COVID-19 outbreak. As a medical collaborative, they recognize the importance of emotional stress and provide pathways to prevent and respond to it.

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