The work-from-home/remote setup has become more prevalent since the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are health and safety hazards associated with this setup. What are these hazards and how can we avoid them?
Check out the following infographic for a summary of the research paper done by our students (Arianne Gundayao, Jean Lacsamana, Princess Mercado, Jamie Roberto, and Arielle Yap) for IE 136 – Industrial Safety and Health, during the 2nd Semester AY 2020-2021.
Those who are interested to read more about the students’ research paper are advised to contact the researchers or the department. You may also check the references listed below:
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