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20/04/2020

Check out our practical tips for home-based telework and protect your health

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https://osha.europa.eu/en/highlights/check-out-our-practical-tips-home-based-telework-and-protect-your-health

In the current context of confinement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of European workers are forced to work from home full-time to cut down the risk of contracting the virus. A new reality that can take its toll on our health. Long periods of sedentary work, lack of physical exercise, working in isolation, blurring boundaries between paid work and private life and stress are some of the risks associated with telework that may have an impact on the musculoskeletal and mental health of workers.

Our brand new MSD database of practical tools and guidance makes it easy to assess and manage many MSD risks, including from telework. It contains links to resources from all across Europe: publications, case studies, guidance, practical tools, audio-visual materials. So far, more than 550 entries are available and regular updates will follow during the life of the 2020-22 Healthy Workplaces Campaign Lighten the Load.

Check out the database entries on MSDs and telework

Read the OSHwiki article with practical tips for home-based telework 

  • 21/04/2020

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In light of the recent government guidance, CTDC will remain closed to the public.
This is a precautionary measure in the interests of public health imperatives.
CTDC staff are, in the main, working remotely and queries can be sent directly to sales@carnewtdc.ie. As we have a reduced capacity, at this time, to deal with queries, you may experience a slight delay in our responsiveness. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Any queries regarding ongoing course should be sent directly to the centre on sales@carnewtdc.ie We hope everyone in our communities and throughout the country stay safe and well in these extraordinary times.
Contingency Plans for the assessment of QQI Programmes and also for PHECC Recertification have been put in place as follows –

Covid19 Contingency Assessment Plan for QQI Programmes

Covid19 Contingency Plan for PHECC Recertification

A new amendment to the Construction Regulations was signed on April 2nd. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many operators within the construction industry have found it impossible to have Safe Pass cards renewed. The amendment extends the validity of current cards.

The full amendment text can be accessed at https://dbei.gov.ie/en/Legislation/SI-No-102-of-2020.html