Impact of remote work on ergonomic risk in Peruvian companies during COVID-19
Authors: Wilmer Atoche, Jorge Wam, Akio Murakami, Percy Mesias
Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has forced to most organizations to implement remote work as a viable option to continue working. Worldwide this is the normal current situation, and Peru has not been the exception to this issue. However, the lack of adequate readiness to manage this working modality has resulted in the appearance of musculoskeletal discomfort. The prevalence and severity of this health condition increase as more time has passed since the onset of this situation. This readiness includes both, having adequate space and furniture at home, as well as having healthy posture and habits.In this study we will analyze the impact that remote work has had on people's ergonomics and how different factors influence it. We will also present some proposed actions to adapt the remote workplace to reduce the incidence on this health condition, under de understanding that this situation will continue as part of the new normal for most organizations.
Keywords: Remote Work, Ergonomics, Occupational Health and Safety, Risk Prevention, Forced Postures
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