Monday, August 13, 2012

Working Safely at Home & Remotely

Although the concept of telecommuting has existed for more than 35 years, it has only recently gained popularity as companies look to telecommuting as a way to improve their corporate sustainability programs and to reduce their carbon footprint. However, according to Jessica K. Ellison’s article, “Ergonomics for Telecommuters & Other Remote Workers” from the Vol. 2 No. 1 issue of the Ergonomics Practice Specialty's publication Interface, many companies have not established a system to address the ergonomic issues telecommuting may pose or are struggling to find cost-effective ways to manage ergonomics in remote and home offices.

If you telecommute regularly, what are your tips for staying productive and working safely?