Study on the association between psychosocial risk factors and occurrence and prevention of MSDs in the context of home-based remote work (teleworking) post COVID-19

  • 11 September 2020

  • 60 KEur

  • Deadline has passed.

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).