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Home Office Safety Tips

home-office-safety-1Nowadays, more and more people are working from their home offices. The tasks handled by individuals working in home offices are similar to the works handled from conventional offices. However, some problems are typical to home office workers. In a traditional office, workers need not handle kids and pets. But your kids and pets will frequently visit your home office. If you are not careful with things lying around in your office, your children or pets can harm themselves. Making your home office safe for kids as well as for your pets could help to reduce chances of injuries and you can work peacefully without worrying about your little visitors.

Supervision

The easiest way to ensure your child’s safety is to keep him away from your home office. A day care center might be an easy solution to keep your child in safe custody. However, if you are working from home solely to stay with your kids at home, keep your child engaged in a play area. The play area should be directly in line of your vision. This will allow monitoring your child as you work. If you have an entirely separate space in your room as your home office, keep it locked after use.

Check presence of hazardous objects

You should always keep a watchful eye on any small or sharp object that had fallen on the floor. Keep paper clips, rubber bands, scissors, staples in places out of your child’s reach.

Check electrical cords in your room. Kittens and puppies have the habit of chewing electrical chords. Keep all electrical wires in a rubber or cardboard tube or cord containment system. To prevent electric shocks, use outlet plates and covers. Replace the old and worn cords with new ones.

The large objects in your office should be safely attached and anchored to avoid tipping over. To keep the contents in the drawers away from your curious kids, put a safety latch on the drawers. Keep all medicines and chemicals carefully locked in drawers or cabinets.

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