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There are many steps you can take to improve the quality of life in your home office.
While companies spend millions of dollars each year making sure their employees' workspace won't cause them injury, most home-based businesses don't usually give it a second thought. Maybe that's because, as a home-based business owner, you can't make a workers' compensation claim against yourself for getting carpal-tunnel syndrome or a bad back.
In any event, making sure that home workstations are ergonomically sound is something that home-based workers should pay more attention to. The risks of ignoring potential sources of injury are just too high: Your livelihood, in fact, may depend upon it.
For some advice for how to make the home office less dangerous, we turned to office furniture giant Haworth Inc., which suggested these five simple yet significant ways to make the home office environment more ergonomically sound:
You are what you sit in, some wag once observed. But the ergonomists of the world would probably say that all too often just the opposite is true. If only what we sat in matched what we are, they would probably say, we'd all be better off.