Examining the macroergonomics and safety factors among teleworkers: Development of a conceptual model

Michelle M. Robertson, Lawrence M. Schleifer, Yueng Hsiang Huang

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Abstract

With the rising number of teleworkers who are working in non-traditional work locations, health and safety issues are even more critical. While telework offers attractive alternatives to traditional work locations, it is not without challenges for employers and workers. A macroergonomics approach or work system design for telework programs is proposed to address these new challenges. This approach explains the impact of organizational, psychosocial and workplace risk factors on teleworker's health and safety. A process for managing the health and safety of teleworkers is presented along with preventive strategies to provide an injury-free working environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2611-2615
Number of pages5
JournalWork
Volume41
Issue numberSUPPL.1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 23 2012

Keywords

  • macroergonomics
  • musculoskeletal symptoms
  • psychosocial
  • safety
  • telework

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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