Ergonomics for Working from Home during COVID-19 Pandemic
Journal Title:Ergonomics International Journal
There has been 5.2 million of corona virus cases and 3.4 lac deaths due to COVID-19 throughout the whole world and is observing the lockdown for the last couple of months. There is considerable proportion of copulation who have been working from home (WFH) during the lockdown period, however they may or may not be habitual of working from home. Therefore, the workstation design and seating issues need to be considered especially while in teleworking the lock down due to COVID -19 Pandemic. This paper highlights the ergonomics for designing the work place so as to fitting the job, the equipment and the work environment to the employee who are working from home. There are number of issues related to the use of portable computing devices such as; laptop, smart phones etc. and the different postures adopted that deteriorate the physical health, these are need to be addressed. Therefore, ergonomic considerations are must for their safe and healthy working.