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Out of "site", out of mind? Managing office teleworking in the 21st century
Advances in information technology mean that more and more people are working away from the office. Teleworking has many advantages, including reduced costs for employers and greater flexibility for employees, but it also raises new safety and health concerns. This guide explains how to protect staff and improve efficiency by managing the risks sensibly. Contents: definition of teleworking; risk assessment; monitoring teleworkers' safety and health
Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, The Grange, Highfield Drive, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 1NN, United Kingdom, February 2012 (revised). 18p. Illus.
Out_of_site_out_of_mind_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Ministerio de trabajo, empleo y seguridad social
Manual of good practices in occupational safety and health - Teleworking in private enterprises
Manual de buenas prácticas de salud y seguridad en el trabajo - Teletrabajo en empresas privadas [in Spanish]
This manual on the prevention of occupational hazards among teleworkers of private enterprises presents a list of the various aspects concerning the location selected for telework that require evaluation, together with the preventive measures that should be verified. It also proposes physical and relaxation exercises to be carried out during work-breaks.
Superintendencia de Riesgos del Trabajo (SRT), Bartolomé Mitre 751, C1036AAM Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2011. 19p. Illus. pdf document.
Teletrabajo.pdf [in Spanish]
Telework in the European Union
This report examines the phenomenon of telework in the EU, particularly in the context of the European Framework Agreement on Telework. It first assesses the incidence of telework across the 27 EU Members States and Norway, highlighting the overall increase in telework usage. It goes on to examine the regulatory framework for telework, with a particular focus on the European Framework Agreement's implementation in the context of national industrial relations systems and given the unique nature of this autonomous agreement. The report also looks at issues concerning the employment and working conditions of teleworkers, such as safety and health, data protection, access to training and the voluntary nature of telework. It concludes with an overview of the social partners' position on telework.
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Wyattville Road, Loughlinstown, Dublin 18, Ireland, 2010. 28p. Illus. 55 ref.
Telework_in_the_European_Union.pdf [in English]
Applications of teleworking based on a study of disabled workers
This article discusses the merits of teleworking from home for disabled workers, based on several case studies highlighting the advantages from the standpoints of safety, economics and environmental protection.
Industrial Health, May 2010, Vol.48, No.3, p.292-295. Illus. 5 ref.
Telework from home
Télétravail ŕ domicile [in French]
Telethuiswerk [in Dutch]
This folder consists of the guide for the participative identification of hazards (Dépistage participatif des risques, Déparis) adapted to the services sectors in which workers are engaged in teleworking from their home. It contains the following documents: booklet presenting the SOBANE (screening, observation, analysis and expertise) strategy; leaflet inviting participants to attend a Déparis meeting; Déparis participative guide applied to teleworking from home, containing 16 tables addressing 16 aspects of this type of work; companion checklist to the Déparis guide enabling the teleworkers to take into account the conditions of working from their homes; leaflet available booklets on the topic of teleworking.
Service public fédéral Emploi, Travail et Concertation sociale, rue Ernest Blerot 1, 1070 Bruxelles, Belgium, 2007. Folder containing several booklets and leaflets. Illus.
http://www.emploi.belgique.be/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=19252 [in French]
/http://www.werk.belgie.be/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=19252 [in Dutch]
First century of the labour and social security inspectorate
Primer centenario de la Inspección de trabajo y seguridad social [in Spanish]
This document was published to commemorate the centenary of the establishment of the labour and social security inspectorate in Spain. It consists of a collection of articles covering the history of this institution and the resulting social reforms, its role in the context of the administrative autonomy of the regions, the challenges of the 21st century, the right to impose penalties, issues of labour obstruction, labour inspection activities and social security preventive actions.
Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales, Agustín de Bethencourt 11, 28003 Madrid, Spain, 2006. 592p. Bibl.ref.
Larcher C., Kouloumdjian M.F., Cohen-Montandreau V.
Telework - A dream or a reality
Le télétravail: ręve ou réalité [in French]
This article presents an overview of the current situation in France with respect to telework. Topics addressed: growing importance of telework; enterprises that have recourse to telework; consequences of the distance between workers and their management; charter on telework signed by labour and management representatives; time management; forms of telework (networks, shared workplaces, mobile work and home work); summary of the findings of a survey on telework.
Travail et sécurité, June 2006, No.663, p.18-23. Illus. 4 ref.
http://www.travail-et-securite.fr/ArchivesTS/ArchivesTS.nsf/(allDocParRef)/TS663page18_1/$File/TS663page18.pdf?OpenElement [in French]
Occupational safety and health for teleworking
Bhp przy telepracy [in Polish]
European Union regulations on teleworking are presented. The types of jobs for which teleworking is feasible are described and employers' obligations towards teleworkers with regard to the provision of safe and healthy working conditions are discussed.
Praca i Zabezpieczenie Społeczne, 2005, No.9, p.34-37.
The alternative work force - Safety challenges when employees work remotely
It is estimated that between 30 and 40 million workers in the USA are either telecommuters or home-based employees. Sales and service personnel, working primarily in non-supervised situations, also constitute a large percentage of the workforce. This article discusses the safety issues involving alternative workplaces. Topics addressed: training and administrative support; legal aspects; role of management; raising safety consciousness; self-supervision; motivation; workers' participation.
Occupational Hazards, Aug. 2005, Vol.67, No.8, p.38-43. Illus.
The role of information in shaping safety at work in an information society
Rola informacji w kształtowaniu bezpieczeństwa pracy w warunkach społeczeństwa informacyjnego [in Polish]
The problems of shaping safe and healthy conditions of work in the context of the development of the information society are examined. Changes in the work environment and new strategies in safety improvement are described and the influence of information policy and information dissemination on safety awareness and safety culture are described. Conclusions for the planning and realization of information promotion activities in the field of OSH are set out.
Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy - Państwowy Instytut Badawczy, ul. Czerniakowska 16, 00-701 Warszawa, Poland, 96p. 130 ref. Illus.
Reconciling work and family responsibilities: Practical ideas from global experience
This book presents examples of what is being done in countries, communities and enterprises around the world to help workers reconcile work and family responsibilities such as caring for children and the elderly. It provides ideas for action by governments, employers' and workers' organizations and concerned civil society organizations. Includes a chapter on the implications of work schedules (effects of long hours, asocial hours, part-time work, flexibility of working time) and work location (home work, telework). Comments on relevant ILO Conventions and Recommendations.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genčve 22, Switzerland, 2005. xv, 207p. Illus. 219 ref. Price: CHF 35.00.
Developments in occupational safety and health in Brazil
Segurança e saúde no trabalho em Brasil [in Portuguese]
Report on various developments in occupational safety and health in Brazil prepared for the 291st session of the ILO Governing Body, November 2004. Topics covered include: the national policy on workers' safety and health; regulatory rule on safety and health in agriculture, forestry and aquaculture; prohibition of sandblasting; proposed regulations concerning electrical installations, telework, meat processing and supermarket checkouts.
Ministério do Trabalho e Emprego, Secretaria de Inspeçăo do Trabalho, Departamento de Segurança Saúde no Trabalho, Esplanada dos Ministérios, Bloco F, Anexo B, CEP 70059-900, Brasilia, Brazil, 2004. 106p. Bibl.ref.
The changing organization of work and the safety and health of working people: A commentary
Recent trends in the organization of work may affect worker health through a variety of pathways: by increasing the risk of stress-related illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal disorders, and psychological disorders, by increasing exposure to hazardous substances and violence on the job, or by affecting occupational health services and training programs. Much remains to be learned about the nature of changes in work organization, and how they affect worker health and safety. While available evidence is limited, such evidence suggests that recent trends in work organization may be increasing the risk of occupational illnesses. This article summarizes a publication on the subject by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) (see CIS 03-583) and provides commentary and additional reviews of the literature.
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Jan. 2003, Vol.45, No.1, p.61-72. Illus. 128 ref.
Montreuil S., Lippel K.
Telework and occupational health: A Quebec empirical study and regulatory implications
This article addresses occupational health issues associated with home-based telework. Based on a literature review, an overview of empirical research and the results of six case studies conducted within Canadian-based organisations, the study takes into account the social, ergonomic and regulatory issues relevant to the health and safety of teleworkers. The case studies and the literature review showed that home based telework is generally seen by workers as having a positive effect on their health, although potential problems arising from work station design, long hours and isolation were identified. Analysis of the legal framework in Quebec showed that while most occupational safety and health legislation applied to teleworkers, there was some concern as to whether it was effectively applied.
Safety Science, June 2003, Vol.41, No.4, p.339-358. 87 ref.
Psychological, social and organizational aspects of telework
Psychologiczne, społeczne i organizacyjne uwarunkowania telepracy [in Polish]
Telework is a new way of organizing work. It revolutionizes two principal aspects of the structure of work: time and space. There are many kinds of telework including home-based telework, mobile telework, telework by the self-employed and centre-based telework. There are also combinations of different kinds of telework. This article discusses the organizational, social and individual characteristics that determine success in telework.
Bezpieczeństwo pracy, Jan. 2003, No.1, p.20-23. Illus. 10 ref.
Schünemann J., Lenz K.
Specifications relative to the legislation on dangerous substances
Pflichtenheft Gefahrenstoffrecht [in German]
This guide specifies the various responsibilities defined in the Ordinance on Dangerous Substances (see CIS 86-1911) and other regulations that apply to these substances. Contents: overview of the legal basis of legislation on dangerous substances; conditions for the delegation of responsibilities subject to dangerous substances legislation; responsibilities according to the Ordinance, the laws on the protection of mothers, the protection of young workers and teleworking; breach of legislation; description of the various responsibilities with references to legislation, with corresponding penalties in case of breach.
ecomed SICHERHEIT, ecomed Verlagsgesellschaft AG & Co. KG., Justus- von-Liebig-Straße 1, 86899 Landsberg/Lech, Germany, 2003. 133p. Illus. Index. Price: EUR 16.80.
http://www.ecomed-sicherheit.de/sicherheit/shop/artikeldetail.php?isbn=3-609-67660&order_nr=670660 [in German]
Kurtz P., Sievers G.
Work demands and the office of the future
Die Belastungen zukünftiger Büroarbeit [in German]
Office automation and new ways of working are aimed at improving work performance; however, they can also cause the appearance of various symptoms, in particular headache, fatigue and exhaustion, as a result of the cumulative effect of several environmental and organizational factors. The main constraints of office work, whether physical (sitting posture, work at screens, use of laptop computers) or mental (concentration, attention, performance, coping with stress and motivation) are discussed, and practical guidance is provided for reducing or avoiding these constraints and improving work organization and ergonomics.
Zeitschrift für Arbeitswissenschaft, 2002, Special issue, p.191-196. Illus. 3 ref.
Information and communication technologies and decent work: Finding solutions in the information society
Report of a tripartite conference on decent work in the information society held in Tallinn, Estonia, 25-26 Apr. 2002. The conference discussed the implications of information and communication technologies (ICT) development for job creation and quality of work in Central and Eastern European countries. Topics covered: ICT and the changing world of work; occupational safety and health and ICTs; telework; atypical work relationships and self-employment; encouraging employability in the ICT sector, ICT as possible threat to the organization of workers and employers; rise of social exclusion and gender inequalities in an information society.
ILO Central and Eastern European Team, Budapest, Hungary, 2002. 81p.
http://www.ilo-ceet.hu/public/english/region/eurpro/budapest/download/tallin_report.pdf [in English]
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
Health promotion at new types of workplaces
Gesundheitsförderung an neuen Arbeitsplätzen [in German]
Proceedings of a conference on challenges to occupational safety and health posed by new forms of work, held in Hanover, Germany, on 18 June 2001. Contents: future organizational structures and forms of work; work requirements and mental stress related to new forms of work; challenges for occupational safety and heath professionals; strain from call centre workplaces; workplace layout as a means of lowering employee turnover and absenteeism in call centres; studies on the advantages of teleworking and the occupational safety and health hazards related to this form of work; modified health circles as instruments of health promotion among teleworkers.
Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2002. 161p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Price: EUR 15.00.
The changing organization of work and the safety and health of working people - Knowledge gaps and research directions
Following a short description of changes in organizational practices and of the link between organization of work and workers' safety and health, this document presents four areas of research of the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) adopted by the NIOSH: data collection on changes in organization of work; research on the effects of the new organizational practices on occupational safety and health; intervention research targeting organizational practices to improve worker safety and health; promote organization of work as a field of study within occupational safety and health.
Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998, USA, Apr. 2002. xi, 30p. Illus. 78 ref.
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/pdfs/02-116.pdf [in English]
Álvarez Montero A.
Prevention of occupational hazards: Current assessment and future prospects
La prevención de riesgos laborales: Balance y perspectivas [in Spanish]
This CD-ROM consists of a compilation of the papers presented during the fifth Andalusian conference on labour relations, held on 21-22 November 2002 in Jaén, Spain, on the topic of "Prevention of occupational hazards: Current assessment and future prospects". Panel discussions organized during this conference addressed the following issues: role of the government in the field of occupational safety and health; cost-benefit analysis of occupational safety and health; hazards resulting from new forms of work; organization and management of occupational safety and health within the enterprise; legislation applicable to the protection against occupational hazards and its practical implementation.
Consejo Andaluz de Relaciones Laborales, Spain, . CD-ROM
Blasco Mayor A.
New forms of work organization resulting from the decentralization of production. Consequences on occupational safety and health
Las nuevas formas de organización del trabajo derivadas de la decentralización productiva. Incidencia en la seguridad y la salud de los trabajadores [in Spanish]
New forms of work organization, in particular the decentralization of production and associated cost-reduction policies have consequences for working conditions. These changes in work organization, characterized by outsourcing of tasks (having recourse to tele-workers, subcontractors and temporary workers) and a decentralization of production sites can have consequences for workers' safety and health. This article reviews the responsibilities of employers with respect to occupational safety and health in the context of these new forms of work organization and highlights the gaps in legislation which need to be filled.
Prevención, trabajo y salud, 2002, No.18, p.27-38. Illus.
The 6th International Symposium on Maritime Health
Proceedings of the International Conference on Maritime Health held in Manila, Philippines, 5-8 November 2001. Leading international maritime health experts have gathered to discuss scientific issues in maritime occupational health and safety. Participants included ship managers, maritime experts, health practitioners, occupational health physicians and maritime authorities.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genčve 22, Switzerland, 2001. 244p. Illus. Bibl.ref.
Di Martino V.
The high road to teleworking
This publication attempts to identify the forms of teleworking which offer most benefits to all concerned parties. Topics covered: changing nature of teleworking; developments in different countries; the new geography of teleworking; teleworking and employment; telework and equality of employment opportunity; telework and quality of working life; regulation of telework; teleworking and public policy; how to achieve improved working conditions in telework.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genčve 22, Switzerland, 2001. 142p. Illus. 264 ref.
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/telework/hrdptl.pdf [in English]
Op De Beeck R., Van den Broek K.
Ergonomics of office work
L'ergonomie du travail de bureau [in French]
The ergonomics of office work concerns persons who work in office environments or use office equipment. New trends in office work include home work and teleworking. Rapid technological developments allow new possibilities, but also involve new risks. This booklet highlights the risk factors that are present in office work environments and proposes prevention measures. In particular, it discusses the advantages and disadvantages of laptop computers and flat screens, as well as of voice recognition technology as a means of data entry. In appendix: check list for the assessment of work at a VDU.
PREVENT, rue Gachard 88, Bte 4, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium, 2001. 31p. Illus. 19 ref. Price: EUR 16.95.
Regulation difficulties in teleworking taking into consideration the balance between salaried work and family life
Regulationsbehinderungen bei der Teleheimarbeit unter Berücksichtigung des Wechselverhältnisses zwischen Erwerbsarbeit und Familie [in German]
Many enterprises have introduced teleworking, which has been made possible by progress in information technology and increased flexibility in modes of work. However, the successful implementation of teleworking needs to recognize the issues related to the integrating of two different areas of daily life, the family and the occupation. Effective teleworking therefore requires an actively-managed balance between family and employer interests and claims. This article presents main results of a study which deals with aspects of the self-regulation and family-regulation to identify the main factors of stress and strain in the integrated work-family-system of telework. The difficulties and/or interruptions during the job are described and discussed. It is concluded that it is important to consider not only the classical aspects of work design, but also the processes of social and family regulation.
Zeitschrift für Arbeitswissenschaft, Dec. 2001, Vol.55, No.4, p.239-248. Illus. 42 ref.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
The future of working conditions - European conference
Zukunft der Arbeitsbedingungen - Europäische Tagung [in German]
Proceedings of a European conference on trends in working conditions held in Dortmund, Germany on 8-9 June 1999. This conference was devoted to the theme of changes in working conditions in the European Union. Main topics covered: occupational safety and health in Europe; changes in the structure of enterprises (decentralization, outsourcing); virtual enterprises; integrated management systems; safety, health and work quality; new forms of work (temporary work, part-time work, telework).
Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 1999. 307p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Price: EUR 23.50.
Konradt U., Schmook R.
Analysis of stress and strain in teleworking
Analyse der Belastungen und Beanspruchungen an Telearbeitsplätzen [in German]
Preliminary results of the first part of a longitudinal study on teleworking are presented. Stresses and strains were studied for 33 workplaces at home or alternating between the office and the home, and for 13 reference workplaces offering a similar workload. Results indicate that stresses and strains of teleworking do not fundamentally differ from those of the reference workplaces. Persons working at home have more flexibility in organizing their work. A negative correlation was observed between irritation and workload and general work satisfaction.
Arbeit - Zeitschrift für Arbeitsforschung, Arbeitsgestaltung und Arbeitspolitik, 1999, Vol.8, No.1, p.40-58. Illus. 36 ref.
Konradt U., Wilm A.
Health promotion in telework through health circles
Gesundheitsförderung an Telearbeitsplätzen: Durchführung von Gesundheitszirkeln [in German]
Three Germany intercompany health circles composed of 24 teleworkers were formed to assess prevalent stress and strain factors and to develop and exchange coping strategies. Topics addressed in the health circles were hours of work, performance evaluation, relationship with supervisors, colleagues and clients, problems with personal computers and software. It was found that teleworkers perform more work, shift working hours into the evening and to the weekend, need to put more effort into keeping contact with supervisors and coworkers, lack the trust of supervisors and coworkers, are plagued by a feeling of being left out and often have to use outdated software and documents. The coping strategies that were identified require adjustments by the companies as well as by the teleworkers. Topics: conditions of work; health programmes; home work; hours of work; human relations; quality circles; stress factors; supervisors; telecommuting.
Zeitschrift für Gesundheitswissenschaften, July-Sep. 1999, Vol.7, No.3, p.267-285. Illus. 33 ref.
Commentary on the law on telework [Germany]
Kommentar zum Heimarbeitsgesetz [in German]
Topics: comment on law; Germany; legislation; maternity leave; remuneration; telecommuting; terms of employment.
Computer Fachwissen für Betriebs- und Personalräte, Dec. 1998, Vol.7, No.12, p.32. Illus. 1 ref.
Work and time - Working under non-typical schedules
Le travail et le temps - Le travail en horaires atypiques [in French]
Werk in tijd - Ploegenarbeid en flexibele uurroosters [in Dutch]
Topics: Belgium; circadian rhythm; European Communities; fatigue; gastric disorders; health hazards; legislation; morbidity; mortality; neurovegetative disorders; night work; part-time employment; shift work; sleep; social aspects; telecommuting; women; work organization; work-rest schedules.
Institut National de Recherche sur les Conditions de Travail, rue de la Concorde 60, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium, 1998. 265p. Illus. Bibl.ref.
Paavonen W., Paavonen H.
Telework - Good practice for the future!
Topics: case study; conditions of work; conference; Europe; flexible working time; future trends; home work; legal aspects; new technologies; role of government; role of management; role of workers organizations; social aspects; Sweden; telecommuting; work organization; workplace design.
Swedish National Board for Industrial and Technical Development (NUTEK), Liljeholmsvägen 32, 117 86 Stockholm, Sweden, 1998. xlv, 310p. 50 ref.
Topics: conditions of work; health hazards; home work; job study; legislation; risk factors; role of management; telecommuting; United Kingdom.
Occupational Health, Aug. 1998, Vol.50, No.8, p.18-21. Illus. 3 ref.
Topics: computer terminals; drivers; hazard evaluation; home work; legislation; office equipment; responsibilities of employers; telecommuting; United Kingdom.
Occupational Health, Apr. 1998, Vol.50, No.4, p.11-12. Illus.
Contemporary ergonomics 1998
Proceedings of the annual conference of the Ergonomics Society held in Cirencester, England, 1-3 April 1998. Topics: air traffic control; communications; conference; design of equipment; drivers; ergonomics; fatigue; hand tools; hand-arm vibration; hazard identification; human factors; information of personnel; man-machine interfaces; manual handling; manual lifting; mental stress; mental workload; musculoskeletal diseases; noise; nursing personnel; office work; risk factors; safety by design; seats; shift work; sitting posture; social aspects; standardization; telecommuting; thermal environment; United Kingdom; visual displays; work design; work organization; work posture.
Taylor & Francis, Rankine Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG24 8PR, United Kingdom, 1998. xii, 609p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: GBP 59.95.
Kogi K., Kikuchi Y., Suzuki T.
Special issue: International symposium on future developments in human work systems
Proceedings of the International symposium on future developments in human work systems held in Yokohama, Japan, 27-28 June 1996. Main topics presented: flexible work systems (job sharing, telework, career breaks); work organization; migrant workers; sociocultural and psychological aspects; ergonomic aspects; human behaviour; ageing and efficacy of work; developing new skills for new tasks; older workers and new technologies.
Journal of Human Ergology, Dec. 1997, Vol.26, No.2, p.i-ii; p.89-192 (whole issue). Illus. Bibl.ref.
Office ergonomics programs - A case study of North American corporations
Topics: Canada; ergonomic evaluation; ergonomics; hazard evaluation; health programmes; implementation of control measures; information of personnel; offices; programme evaluation; survey; telecommuting; USA; workplace design.
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Dec. 1997, Vol.39, No.12, p.1203-1211. 3 ref.
Pérez Bilbao J., Nogareda Cuixart C., Sancho Figueroa T.
Teleworking: New opportunities for organising work
Teletrabajo - Nuevas perspectivas en la organización del trabajo [in Spanish]
Topics: check lists; conditions of work; CRT display terminals; ergonomics; glossary; home work; legislation; Spain; telecommuting; work organization.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 1997. 93p. Illus. 57 ref.
Status report on European telework - Telework 1997
Topics: Europe; European Communities; glossary; home work; report; telecommuting; work organization.
European Commission Directorate XIII-B, Rue de la Loi 200, 1049 Bruxelles, Belgium, 1997. 125p. Illus. 49 ref.
Home and away
Health and safety issues facing home and mobile office workers are examined. It is emphasized that self-employed people should pay more attention to the health and safety aspects of their work, including ergonomic factors and reduction of workload and mental stress. Examples of good practice in mobile office work and telework are outlined.
Safeguard, July/Aug. 1997, No.44, p.14-16. Illus.
Curran K., Williams G.
Manual of remote working
This book provides a practical guide to the planning and management of remote working (teleworking). Contents: introduction to remote working (jobs suitable for remote working, benefits and disadvantages); planning a remote working operation; human resources (recruitment, training and development); operational issues (time management, administrative issues); communication systems; managing remote working; project management (risk assessment and management); legal considerations (health and safety requirements).
Gower Publishing Ltd., Gower House, Croft Road, Aldershot, Hampshire GU11 3HR, United Kingdom, 1997. xvi, 331p. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: 65.00.
Ertel M., Maintz G., Ullsperger P.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
Telework - The healthy way: hints for health-compatible telework
Telearbeit - gesund gestaltet: Tips für gesundheitsverträgliche Telearbeit [in German]
A practical guide to telecommuting, and to its organizational and health aspects. Main topics: definition; risks and advantages of telecommuting; legal aspects; interference with home and family; aptitude for telecommuting; special aspects of computer screens; health risks (vision, musculoskeletal disorders) and their prevention. The literature references are provided with commentary.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin, Friedrich-Henkel-Weg 1-25, 44149 Dortmund, Germany, 1996. 43p. Illus. 17 ref.
Pérez Bilbao J., Martín Daza F., Camps del Saz P., López García Silva J.A.
Is telecommuting a positive new technology for the worker?
żEs el teletrabajo una nueva tecnología positiva para el trabajador? [in Spanish]
Topics: conditions of work; economic aspects; handicapped workers; hazard evaluation; legal aspects; social aspects; telecommuting; work organization.
Mapfre seguridad, 4th Quarter 1996, No.64, p.23-29. Illus. 11 ref.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo
Trabajo a distancia [in Spanish]
Translation of the issue of the ILO "Conditions of work Digest" devoted to telework (see CIS 91-166). Composed of three main parts, it presents an extensive overview on the issue. An introduction examines the extent of telework, the reasons for its introduction and its implications for workers, employers and communities. It introduces occupational, geographical and sectoral distribution of telework and provides information on legal status of teleworkers, their working conditions, and the potential of telework to assist the disabled and other special categories of workers. This part also reports on the positions of workers' and employers' organisations regarding telework. A second part contains 57 case descriptions of telework practice, including initiatives of public authorities and enterprise experiences. An annotated bibliography with over 150 entries shows how the debate on telework has developed in the past 10 years.
Condiciones de trabajo, 1992, No.4, 276p. Bibl.ref.
Working time in posts and telecommunications - Report III
La durée du travail dans les postes et télécommunications - Rapport III [in French]
Working paper and report prepared by the ILO for its Joint Committee for Postal and Telecommunications Services (Geneva, 1991). Chapter 1 of this report outlines the specific context of working time in the postal and telecommunications services, focusing on the special needs of this sector, the implications of recent innovations and the characteristics of its labour force. Chapter 2 examines the regulation of several important aspects of working time such as normal hours of work, overtime, rest periods, annual leave, public holidays, maternity leave, and it highlights differences in regulations between postal and telecommunications services. Chapter 3 deals with the organisation of working time. It examines night and shift work, part-time work and temporary and casual work. Special attention is paid to innovative experiences such as flexible working time, modular working time systems, job sharing, compressed work-weeks and telework. The report ends with a summary of the main points made in each chapter and a list of suggested points for discussion.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genčve 22, Switzerland, 1991. iii, 58p. Price: CHF 15.00.
Conditions of work in the printing and allied trades - Report III
Les conditions de travail dans les industries graphiques - Rapport III [in French]
Working paper and report for the Third Tripartite Technical Meeting for the Printing and Allied Trades, Geneva, 1990. Chapter 1 examines the legal protection obtained by legislative and contractual means for workers in the printing and allied trades by tracing the development of major elements of working time - normal hours of work, overime, paid annual and public holidays. Chapter 2 deals with the arrangement of working time (shift work, night work and part-time work). Chapter 3 is devoted to work organisation and content, reviewing them in the light of the technological changes that have characterised the printing and allied trades in the last 10yrs. The report concludes with a summary and a list of suggested points for discussion.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genčve 22, Switzerland, 1990. iii, 42p. Bibl.ref. Price: CHF 15.00.
This issue of the ILO's Conditions of Work Digest, composed of 3 main parts, presents an extensive overview on telework. An introduction examines the extent of telework, the reasons for its introduction and its implications for workers, employers and communities. It introduces occupational, geographical and sectoral distribution of telework and provides information on legal status of teleworkers, their working conditions, and the potential of telework to assist the disabled and other special categories of workers. This part also reports on the positions of workers' and employers' organisations regarding telework. A second part contains 57 case descriptions of telework practice, including initiatives of public authorities and enterprise experiences. An annotated bibliography with over 150 entries shows how the debate on telework has developed in the past 10 years.
Conditions of Work Digest, 1990, Vol.9, No.1, 252p. Bibl. Index. Price: CHF 40.00.
Craipeau S., Marot J.C.
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
Telework: Impact on living and working conditions
Télétravail - impact sur les conditions de vie et de travail [in French]
Telework (i.e. telecommuting) is defined as "work carried out by a decentralised unit (person or group), i.e. a unit separated from its establishment, whose activity calls for the intensive use of telecommunications facilities". This report on a study financed by the CEC covers: the information society; a framework for analysis of telework; three important dimensions (technical and organisational change, modified perception of space and time, workers' perception of and satisfaction in their work). Particular attention is paid to telecommuting in France (public and private sector, interviews with managers and teleworkers, the concepts of autonomy of workers and of integration of telecommuting in the working community and in daily life). Case studies are also provided for: Federal Republic of Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, Italy, USA. Evaluation reports by the Trade Unions' Group, Employers' Group and Governments' Group on the Seminar on the Impact of Telework on Living and Working Conditions (Brussels, Belgium, 30 Nov. 1983). In the appendices: detailed case-studies of telecommuting in the United Kingdom, Italy, the USA and France; analysis of technologies and jobs that can be dispersed.
Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, L-2985, Luxembourg, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, 1984. 324p. 91 ref. Price: BEF 1100; GBP 16.30; USD 23.50.