Call ID: EUOSHA/2020/NE/D/SE/0125
Main services requested under the contract:
- Carry out a short review of main existing studies and literature on home-based remote work (“teleworking”) and its association with psychosocial risk factors at work and MSDs problems, especially in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis.
- Analysis of information provided by EU-OSHA National Focal Points (FOPs) within a consultation on national teleworking policies (pre and post COVID-19 crisis) and current debate which is managed by EU-OSHA.
- Fieldwork in at least 3 EU countries, chosen among those with a higher impact of COVID-19 and strict lockdown measures, to gather data (both from workers and employers) on changes in the way they work a few months after the end of the COVID-19 crisis and what are the areas requiring attention and policy intervention from an OSH point of view (with a focus in particular on psychosocial risks and MSDs).
- Analysis of the information collected with reference to any existing information collected by similar studies carried out before and/or during the COVID-19 crisis.
- Develop a comprehensive report (max 70 pages) based on the results of the research tasks that will include: an introduction to the topic; a summary of results from literature review; a description of the main policies and intervention strategies focusing on teleworking and its association with psychosocial risks and MSDs as reported by EU-OSHA FOPs; fieldwork’s findings analysis and discussion also with reference to literature review and FOPs consultation; conclusions and policy recommendations; an executive summary (max 10 pages).