6 tips for home office safety

Learn the facts about telecommuting and workers' comp.

posted March 02, 2018

Whether you're a fulltime remote worker or just telecommuting on a snow day, working at home can be a win-win for you and your employer.

But what happens if you're hurt on the home? Are you still covered by workers’ comp? Often, the answer is yes.

Organize Your Home Office Day (March 13) is a good time to remind telecommuting employees about workspace safety and ergonomics. Here are some tips:Adjustable chairAdjust monitor height

  • Place your computer screen at arm’s length away with the top third at eye level.
  • Adjust your chair so your feet are flat on the floor and your lower back is supported.
  • Use extra lighting for close-up tasks.Use extra lighting for close-up tasks.
  • If you use a laptop as your primary work computer, consider adding a separate monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
  • Clear away tripping hazards, such as loose cords.
  • Take regular breaks to walk, stretch, and rest your eyes.

To learn more about how to work comfortably and safely—at home or at the office—check out more about how to work comfortably and safely

Not sure if a worker is an employee or independent contractor? Here's how to tell.

Clear away tripping hazards


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