At a time when negotiations for a new European framework agreement on telework have just been suspended, EU-OSHA’s three publications on telework and occupational safety and health (OSH) take on their full importance. They cover the following topics:
- the evolving regulation of telework in Europe and its effects on workers’ wellbeing and health;
- the emergence of hybrid work models as a new arrangement prompting changes on traditional workplace rules, with both opportunities and challenges for employers and employees; and
- the implications of surveillance and monitoring on the safety and health of remote workers, and the role of preventing measures.
Remote and hybrid work are also one of the priority areas of the ‘Safe and healthy work in the digital age’ European campaign.
At the same time, the EUROGIP report provides information on the recognition as an accident at work of a teleworking accident in seven European countries.