Work-from-Home Safety: Meeting OSHA Compliance Standards
Are you responsible for the safety of your remote employees? What if they get injured, or sick, while working from home? With so many employees working off-site, employers are left trying to figure out how liable they are for worker safety.
Every organization must adhere to OSHA compliance requirements and should have a meaningful policy in place that clearly defines its expectations for remote employees. That policy should include responsibilities, workstation design, applicable OSHA requirements and timely reporting of work-related injuries and illnesses.
Otherwise, employees may create an environment that compromises their health and safety - as well as that of their family.
In this 60-minute program you’ll discover practical strategies for implementing an effective work-at home-policy for your employees. We’ll address:
- The OSHA standards that apply to the work at home environment
- Which injuries and illnesses that occur while working at home are OSHA recordable
- Best practices for selecting and installing the right home office equipment
- Is the PPE employees are using approved and appropriate for the work they are doing?
- Employer’s responsibility for ensuring compliance when employees work from home
OSHA Policies for Protecting Remote Workers & Reporting Injuries
- Applicable OSHA standards in a work at home environment
- Characteristics of potential work at home injuries and illnesses
- Which injuries and illnesses are recordable when employees work at home
- Is mandatory OSHA training still required for employees working at home
Best Practices for Creating a Safe Home-Work Environment
- Steps to identifying and eliminating risks and reducing injuries and illnesses
- Preparing a workstation designed to meet your work requirements
- Tips for selecting office and other equipment for working at home
- Protecting family members from work at home exposures
Developing an Effective Work-from-Home Policy
- What should be covered in your remote work policy
- Keys to communicating your expectations to your employees
- How you can enforce your policy with workers off-site
- Encouraging feedback regarding the company safety program
About the Speaker
Jack Fearing, CPEA, is the Managing Partner for Fearing International Group LLC which is a Department of Defense (DOD) approved Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB). He has more than 35 years of experience in occupational safety & health management in both general industry, construction and consulting for Fortune 500 corporations.
- His experience includes EHS Director for a global defense contractor, an audit program director for multi-national manufacturing company and audit team leader for a leading pharmaceutical company.
- He is a certified Health & Safety auditor, an OSHA-authorized 10/30-hour General Industry instructor, and a professional member of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). He was the New Jersey Chapter Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) for 2019. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and Boston University. He is retired US Army LT Colonel, Senior Army Aviator and Aviation Safety Officer.
- Jack is an accomplished speaker and author and has been published in "CoatingsPro", "Today's Facility Manager", "Facility Safety Management," and various American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) professional journals on numerous safety topics. He is a frequent speaker and trainer for local, regional and international venues.
Discover how to develop a work-from-home policy that keeps you compliant with OSHA standards, reporting requirements – and keeps your employees and their families safe.