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3 workplace risks now that so many are working from home

It can feel like the whole world is working from home now. Are we prepared for the psychological and insurance workplace health and safety risks? 

In 2016 the ABS reported a third of Australians regularly worked from home (WFH). Today, as everyone adjusts to the realities of COVID-19, Gartner reports that 88 per cent of organisations it surveyed in Asia encourage or require their employees to work from home. 

In a matter of weeks hundreds of businesses and millions of Australians have experienced a dramatic shift in work routines. With such a short turn around, a lot of people have been shunted into working from home without full consideration of what that means.

Here are workplace health and safety (WHS) considerations and workplace risks your WFH policy might not yet cover, including psychological risks and inadequate insurance.

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