Washington — Workers’ opinions about returning to the office amid the COVID-19 pandemic vary greatly based on each individual’s situation, but most want their employer to take certain actions to ensure their safety when they do, results of a recent survey show.
Stoke-on-Trent, England — Office workers: If you’re working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, have you continued your habit of eating lunch at your desk? Researchers say several reasons – including feelings of guilt – may explain why many workers skip their lunch break.
Lansing, MI — Michigan OSHA, along with the state’s Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, has published a 25-page guidance document intended to help employers safely return workers to office settings amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Davis, CA — Opening windows and blinds to improve airflow and increase natural light are some of the simple steps employers, building managers and workers can take to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in offices and other workplaces, according to a recent research review.
Morgantown, WV — Nanoparticles from printer toner emissions can cause “very significant” changes to workers’ genetic and metabolic profiles, results of a recent study led by a researcher from West Virginia University show.
Richmond, VA — Nearly half of U.S. workers tell “little white lies” about cellphone reception or Wi-Fi availability to avoid job-related calls or emails while on vacation, according to an annual report from travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance.
Tokyo — Long-term exposure to powdered toner or toner-using machines has no significant impact on lung health, concludes a recent study of copier industry workers by researchers at Japan’s Showa University.