Safe and healthy working

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We are at the end of a year full of changes. 2020, a year dedicated to prevention and digitalization, and at the same time the year in which the home office has gained a whole new importance.

 

Healthcare in the home office – Work Safety helps

Prevention and preventive measures play a major role, especially in the current pandemic. But how can you work safely, healthy and efficiently from home? What does an ergonomic workplace look like and how do you address the issue of social isolation constructively?

All these are questions for many of us this year. We have to design work from home in such a way that physical and mental health as well as efficiency are preserved.

Especially over a longer period of time unfavourable ergonomic working conditions, such as a forced posture in front of the desk, in combination with lack of movement and other influences can lead to physical complaints. The consequences then can become apparent in back problems and muscular tension.

Underload, overload and abrupt movements can in the long run negatively influence the connection of bones and muscles, which can lead to musculoskeletal disorders. Already ¼ of the work disability days in Germany are based on musculoskeletal disorders. [1]

 

Digital healthcare?

Particularly as a result of the pandemic and the associated accelerated digital transformation in many areas of work, continuing education through digital media has also become an increasingly important focus of corporate continuing education.

At Work Safety, we give you the opportunity to make the most out of digital continuing education with over 150 modules in the area of occupational safety and health protection.

 

You are interested?

Get to know our online modules about the topics of Home Office, ergonomic workplace design, stress management, musculoskeletal disorders and much more.

 

 

 

[1] DGUV (Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung)

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