CRE-MSD Survey on Working from Home During COVID-19 and Transitioning Back to the Office

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

COVID-19 has had a large impact on workers and workplaces with many of the changes possibly persisting post-pandemic. Office workers found themselves setting up home workstations for what we thought would be a temporary situation, with workstations sometimes being created on kitchen tables and counters. Two years have passed with many still working at these “temporary” computer workstations. This survey aims to capture worker and workplace experiences, the challenges, and opportunities created with remote work to guide the future of computer-based work and hybrid working arrangements. 

You are invited to participate in this survey on working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participation in this survey is entirely voluntary and all your feedback will remain confidential. After completing the survey, you can enter a draw for 1 of 4 $200 VISA gift card prizes

This survey is conducted by CRE-MSD which is a non-profit research centre focused on the primary prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) by putting research into practice for workers and workplaces. A summary report of the survey data will be posted on the CRE-MSD website. This survey has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through a University of Waterloo Research Ethics Board.

To participate in the study, you must meet the following inclusion criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Currently employed
  • Required to work from home in some capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic

Click the link to access the survey:

When you click on the link above, you will be redirected to the screening questions and the consent form. If you choose to proceed with the survey, please provide your consent and start the survey. The survey will take approximately 20 to 30 minutes of your time.

If you have questions about the survey, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Philip Bigelow via email at

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