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Document ID (ISN)103098
CIS number 04-122
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2888-4
Year 2004
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 262
Author(s) O'Hara R., Wiliamson J., Collins A., Higginson D.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Health and safety of homeworkers: Good practice case studies
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2004. x, 86p. 27 ref. Price: GBP 15.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr262.pdf [in English]
Abstract HSE guidance on home working has been in existence since 1996. However, findings from a study conducted by the Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) indicate that both homeworkers and employers are unaware of the guidance and are not familiar with health and safety legislation relevant to home working. HSE has stated that the existing home working guidance is now due for revision. The aim of this project was to provide case study examples of good practice in addressing health and safety issues for incorporation into the revised HSE guidance on home working. It involved the interviews of 28 homeworkers employed in 12 organizations from various sectors of activity including textiles, packaging, assembly, electronics, business services and computing.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; safe working methods; conditions of work; home work
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; notification of occupational accidents; case study; report; office work; information of personnel; hazard evaluation; survey; electronics industry; textile industry; supply of information; man-computer interfaces
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Electronics industry