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Volume 342, 20219th edition of the International Multidisciplinary Symposium “UNIVERSITARIA SIMPRO 2021”: Quality and Innovation in Education, Research and Industry – the Success Triangle for a Sustainable Economic, Social and Environmental Development”
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Advances in Safety Science and Occupational Risk Management|
|Published online||20 July 2021|
Education in times of covid-19: are students learning in ergonomic conditions?
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Faculty of Management in Production and Transportation, 14 Remus Street, 300191 Timisoara, Romania
2 Politehnica University of Timisoara, Faculty of Electrical and Power Engineering, 2 Vasile Parvan Blv., 300223, Timisoara, Romania
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more than a year, the way people work and learn witnessed dramatic changes on the back of the Covid-19 pandemic. While workers were supported and provided with trainings and a variety of sources of information, students did not benefit from the same ‘privilege’. In Romania, students had to adapt to online learning system since March 2020. To properly assess the impact of online learning on students’ health (both physical and mental), the authors conducted a study on students at Politehnica University of Timisoara. As part of this study, subjects were assessed using ‘Rapid Office Strain Assessment’ (ROSA). While some of them learn in ergonomic conditions, there are others exposed to high postural risk (primarily generated by use of inappropriate furniture). This assessment is part of a larger ergonomic intervention focused on educating students on the importance of creating ergonomic conditions at home with the aim to improve quality of life.
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