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Provide home-based workspace guideline and safety checklist

The employer should provide hazard and ergonomic checklists which should eliminate or diminish any risk so that their employees can ensure the home environment is safe and poses no threat to their health. Along with the checklist, they can also have an open discussion about any concerns the employee has, or challenges encountered and assist where possible. 

Guidelines could include: 

  1. Sit so that your elbows are keyboard height, your forearms are level with the desk or surface and, your back is supported.
  2. Ensure the top of the screen is about eye level.
  3. If using a laptop, elevate it and use an external keyboard and mouse.
  4. Use quality surge suppressors and refrain from overcrowding sockets.
  5. Take breaks; stand or move away from your workspace every hour.