Some of the possible occupational health implications for the e-retail workforce of the future are discussed in a recently published OSHwiki article.
In order to meet the challenging demands of customers, e-retailers are increasingly automating, using a ‘gig economy’ workforce and minimising costs throughout their businesses. The drive for efficiency can arguably compromise the working conditions of the workforce. Numerous mainstream media articles have exposed challenging working conditions associated with e-retail, including high picking rates and long walking distances in distribution centres; extended working hours; and compromises to worker health and wellbeing.
Read the full OSHwiki article: The future of the (e)retail sector from an occupational safety and health point of view