The BAuA brochure exemplifies where the opportunities and risks of flexible working intersect. It does not describe the current situation in the COVID-19 pandemic, but its recommendations for action also apply to this situation.
The Internet, powerful mobile computers, smartphones and fast data connections have transformed the world of work. Activities that can be carried out with digital tools are no longer tied to set places and times, while documents and information can be downloaded whenever they are needed almost everywhere. Furthermore, it is growing more and more common for telephone and video conferences to replace direct contact with colleagues. What forms of flexible working are there? How widespread are they, what advantages do they have, and when do they become problematic and threaten people’s health? Answers to these and many other questions are provided by this baua: Guidance.
Please download the complete brochure "Flexible working - Making use of freedoms, avoiding overload" (in German only).
Orts- und zeitflexibel arbeiten - Freiräume nutzen, Überlastung vermeiden.
1. edition. Dortmund: Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin 2020.
ISBN: 978-3-88261-268-4, pages 42, paper, PDF file, DOI: 10.21934/baua:praxis20200630
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