“I spent two years earlier in my career working from home. My office was an unfinished basement at first, and in the last year I moved it to the garage so I could open the door and have a panoramic view of the driveway.
It wasn’t easy by any stretch, the fantasy of trading in the commute for a workout at lunch or being able to make “good coffee” whenever I wanted never came to fruition. Reality was more like 12-hour days that ended with my wife opening the garage door and saying dinner had been ready for a couple of hours and she was tired of hearing “five more minutes.”
Of course, today it is very different. Nobody is actively choosing this pandemic work schedule. The community of remote workers is suddenly enormous—and, for CEOs, so are the non-obvious health and safety concerns for your newly-remote workforce.
I have a unique perspective on this as CEO of SafetyNow, a web-centered information and training tools company that has been in the safety training, compliance, and awareness business since 1929. I can speak from experience in saying that remote work, especially this sudden remote work, and especially while in the midst of a public-health crisis, poses some serious OHS concerns for employees and employers – far beyond what I experienced in my garage for two years…”
In this Special Report you will receive:
- Continue Reading: Health & Safety Concerns for Employees That Are Suddenly Working Remote
- Model Short-Term Telecommuting Agreement
- Temporary Suspension of Nonessential Business Travel
- Social Distancing to Avoid the Spread of COVID-19: What Should Your Business be Doing?
- Get Moving: Why Health & Wellness Matters
- Did you Get the Memo on Office Hazards?
- How to Maintain Cybersecurity for Your Remote Workers
- What You Need to Know About COVID-19
- Are You Doing Enough to Protect Lone Workers?
Download the latest Special Report, written by our CEO, Richard Tobin, and Safety experts.