Remote Worker: Safety, Health and Security
Concise Length 10 min
In today's technology driven and ever-changing world, the ability and necessity of working from home or at a remote location is on the rise. Generally referred to as "remote work", this working arrangement commonly finds workers performing their job duties from a "home office" or a "home-based worksite." There are many benefits of remote work for both the employee and employer; however, it is important that all parties understand their responsibilities related to the safety and health of remote workers as well as the cyber security of their operations. This program explains those responsibilities as well as OSHA regulatory requirements regarding remote work and the policies that employers use to manage safety responsibilities for their employees. The program also discusses in detail the various hazards that can be found in the home work environment and the safe practices remote workers can follow to control them.
Topics include selecting a location for a home workspace, maintaining a "workplace mindset", fall prevention, fire safety, home office ergonomics, the ergonomics of cell phones and tablets and computer security for the remote worker.