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In the post-COVID world, employers are faced with the challenge of ensuring the occupational health and safety of employees with constantly evolving work arrangements. Employers must address the needs of workers in remote and hybrid settings and also protect and promote the health of employees whose jobs require them to be present onsite or in the field.
According to a Pew Research report, 35 percent of full-time employees work from home, while 41 percent work a hybrid model. Regardless of where they are, employees need support in the form of regular communication and feedback channels, resources for skill development, and reliable access to necessary tools and platforms to safely perform their tasks.
Here are some suggestions to help support remote, hybrid and field workers:
Many people were required to be onsite for work during the pandemic, and more being asked to return to workplaces in person every day. Ergonomic interventions, access to mental health services and ongoing communications are necessary for them, as well. Here are some additional reminders for onsite team members:
WorkCare helps employers support remote and onsite employees. Our Industrial Athlete Program features onsite and virtual consultations with industrial injury prevention specialists who have training in ergonomics, sports medicine, first aid, safety and wellness. We staff with physicians, nurses, mid-level practitioners, first responders and other clinical personnel, and we manage to ensure regulatory compliance and employee health protection. Contact us to learn more.
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