Out of Sight – Out of Mind – New research

Many workers spend at least some of their work time working away from a main office or location. Leading the occupational safety and health (OSH) of these distributed workers is challenging, due to less opportunity for face-to-face contact and potential issues of access to OSH resources.

This study examined OSH leadership of distributed workers across a range of sectors, occupations and geographical locations. Less well-defined workforce and recent changes to more flexible working patterns are introducing challenges to today's workplaces. One of these transformations is exemplified by the way many workers spend at least some of their work time working away from a main office or location. Leading the occupational safety and health of these distributed workers is challenging, due to less opportunities for face-to-face contact and potential issues of access to safety, health and wellbeing resources. IOSH have recently undertaken research to understand the roles of both OSH practitioners and line managers play, to ensure the safety and health of distributed workers.

Out of sight, out of mind? - full research report

Out of sight, out of mind? - summary report