Safety and health insights for digital platform work

Development of digital technologies has enabled new ways of work, provided through or on online platforms. Riders, drivers, nurses and graphic designers are some examples of people engaging in . While it can be an additional or alternative source of income and an opportunity to enter the labour market for some groups of workers, digital platform work is linked to occupational health and safety (OSH) risks and challenges that can be complex to prevent and manage. To tackle this challenge, policy makers, platforms, trade unions and workers need to come together to introduce and improve OSH initiatives.