Home Office Safety Checklist #2

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BENEFITS
Working from home as a telecommuter has become very common. And as an employer, you still have a duty to ensure that such workers are safe on the job. For example, employers should ensure that the home offices in which telecommuters work don’t pose safety hazards.

HOW TO USE THE TOOL

Use this checklist to assess the safety of the home offices or work areas of telecommuters. Make sure to address any hazards that are identified. You should also require workers to submit photos of their offices or work areas along with the completed form.

OTHER RESOURCES:

City of Bellevue, Washington

The Duty to Protect Telecommuters

Infographic: The World of Telecommuting

Telecommuters Are Productive, Says Study