OSHwiki – Long COVID: Challenges for prevention and measures to diminish the effects on OSH

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OSHwiki – Long COVID: Challenges for prevention and measures to diminish the effects on OSH

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COVID-19 symptoms lasting more than four weeks after the infection is gone are generally called Long Covid. This condition can affect nearly every organ system with very different effects including respiratory, neurocognitive, metabolic, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal disorders, musculoskeletal pain, and anemia.

When considering the size of the potential Long Covid population and the fact that most of this group are workers, this presents a considerable challenge for occupational safety and health (OSH).

This OSHwiki article provides guidance to employers and businesses on Long Covid: what is it and how it is currently understood, which are the implications on OSH, and how to support workers returning to work.

Read the full OSHwiki article – Long COVID: Challenges for prevention and measures to diminish the effects on OSH

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