For some sufferers, COVID-19 can trigger symptoms that last for weeks or even months after the original infection has passed. This phenomenon, known as Long Covid, has had a significant effect on workers and workplaces with implications for occupational safety and health (OSH). This discussion paper outlines challenges for preventing and managing OSH related risks and explores measures that can be taken at the policy, research, and implementation level to reduce the impact of Long Covid. It also highlights the importance of addressing these issues to protect against potential future pandemics.


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Macdonald, E. 2022, Impact of Long Covid on workers and workplaces and the role of OSH, European Agency for Health and Safety at Work (EUOSHA). Available at: https://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/impact-long-covid-workers-and-workplaces-and-role-osh

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