Whatever companies think about governmental regulation or lack thereof in this area, as a good business practice, they should consider encouraging employees to ensure that their home office environments are safe and designed to maximize productivity.
A home workstation should be:
- In a separate, private and secure area designated for work.
- Private and quiet—free from family, neighbors or other distractions.
- Include a place to store office materials where they’ll be secure from children, pets, etc.
- Functionally efficient.
SOURCE: CCH Incorporated, Riverwoods, IL, January 2000.