BEERG: ILO Issues Return to Work Guidance

May 29, 2020

The International Labor Organization has issued guidance for creating safe and effective return-to-work conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic, including protection from psychological and ergonomic risks.

The guidance states, “The formulation of any policy guidance needs to be informed by a human-centered approach to the future of work which puts workers’ rights and the needs, aspirations and rights of all people at the heart of economic, social and environmental policies.” 

Employers should take action to mitigate risks indirectly related to COVID-19, the guidance says, "including psychosocial risks, chemical hazards resulting from increased use of cleaning and disinfectant agents, and ergonomic risks from awkward postures due to inadequate facilities and equipment, among many others."

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