Teleworkers need safe workplaces too

Written agreements address many health and safety issues at the home office
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/07/2010

It’s becoming more common for people to do at least some of their regular work from home instead of going into the office. But with employees working in another location, largely unsupervised, there are some important health and safety points employers and workers need to consider when setting up a telework arrangement.

Ergonomics

A home office should meet the same health and safety standards as those available at work. For example, employers and teleworkers should ensure the following: