May 31st, 2020 11:45 AM by Jackie A. Graves
As more people are
working from home due to the pandemic, the safety of at-home work environments
is coming under scrutiny.
are legally mandated to maintain strict safety standards. The U.S. Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) policies provide guidance and
protection. However, when working from home, that burden falls on you.
offers a Home Office Safety Checklist to help you stay alert to the dangers
found in home workspaces. The checklist covers items like tripping and fire
hazards to lighting and ergonomic issues.
example, mismanaged power cords, outlets, and cluttered paper could pose a
potential shock or fire hazard in a household workspace. Also, the ergonomics
of your workspace is important to pay attention to. Without proper support for
your back, knees, and wrists, workers could be setting themselves up for
extreme injuries over time.
working from home, “It’s up to you to create a workspace that can both fuel
your productivity and protect you as a valuable asset of your company,”
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