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Some best practices for working from home during COVID-19

Some best practices for working from home during COVID-19

Some best practices for working from home during COVID-19

Some best practices for working from home during COVID-19
By Diego A. Sanchez, CSP, ASP, CHST, OHST
 
Some of us may think that we won't be as productive working from home compared to working from the office, but that doesn’t always have to be the case, depending on your situation and your approach. Yes, we may encounter more distractions working from home like pets, kids, and family in general, but we must learn how to manage those things so we can be as productive as if we were at the office.
 
One of the most important things we can do while working from home is to find the right place; look for a space in your home that can be quiet (for the most part) with good lighting and the right temperature. Ensure that your home office is free from tripping hazards and that your workstation is ergonomically set-up. Avoid sitting or standing for long periods of time; get-up and stretch as often as needed, walk around for a few minutes, and then continue working.
 
Ensure that your workstation is comfortable, adjust your chair as necessary to find the right posture, ensure that your monitor and keyboard are placed correctly. The ultimate goal of a workstation set-up is to keep your body in a neutral position while working.
 
Since there will be less in-person interaction with colleagues, ensure that you find a way to connect with them. Video conferences, phone calls, and even email are excellent ways to stay in touch and continue productivity as always. Remember it is up to us not to feel isolated; connect, call, and be part of the team. This will become our new 'normal', and we have to do everything in our power to adjust accordingly, so it doesn't feel as awkward to be working remotely.

For more information visit the Florida Chamber SafetyCouncil website: https://www.flchambersafety.com/
 

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