"Thousands of fires each year begin in the home office for a variety of reasons, according to data from the National Fire Incident Reporting System. A primary cause is overtaxed electrical systems, as telecommuters jam the electrical chords for fax, printer, computer, lamp and space heater into a single socket. If Christmas tree lights can cause a short, imagine what office equipment can do."Well worth a read.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
An excellent piece by Christopher Wanjek at LiveScience suggest that the risks of homeworking are often overlooked. His list of problems includes poor ergonomics, straightforward overworking, injuries from household hazards, seclusion from people and tech support and this one which is one shedworkers should take particular notice of:
Posted by Alex Johnson at 1:59 PM