Compensation: Workers Compensation: Safety Checklist
Working from Home
- Smoke Detectors
- Fire Extinguisher in the home
- All hallways and doors leading to an exit are free to access without the possibility of being locked in
- Use of portable heaters is restricted
- Emergency phone numbers are posted on the phone
- Slip/Trip/Fall hazards are identified and addressed
- Appropriate floor mats are used in areas that may get wet or slippery
- Service holes, man holes, wells are properly covered
- No unexposed wiring or electrical circuits
- All outlets are GFCI protected
- Sufficient number of outlets
- Has the employee received training on good work posture to prevent repetitive injury strains?
- Does the chair used provide good back support?
- Is the chair adjustable?
- Is the desk or table large enough to accommodate the equipment and work materials?
- Is there sufficient space below the desk or table to enable the employee to stretch or change positions?
- Is the computer screen at the correct height and angle?
- Is the computer screen free from glare or reflections?
Segregation Between Home and Work Environments
- Is the employee able to work free from distractions from family, pets, TV/radio?
- Is the employee supervised? Does the employee receive regular supervision while at work?