Did you know that home offices can be found in over 70% of American homes? Over the years, these types of work spaces have become more and more common, but on the downside, so have the injuries that come along with them. As we head into the holiday season, and you plan on working from home a few days here and there to finish out the year, you may want to take some time to childproof the office. After all, we want everyone to be safe and happy this holiday season!
Tuck Away Cords and Wires
Loose cords and electrical wires can be dangerous for people of any age, especially when you have curious kids crawling around your home. From printers and computers to chargers and extension cords, lots of essential business equipment requires the use of electrical cords. Tape them down wherever possible or hide them with conduit-like covers.
Block Off Outlets
For some reason, young children really enjoy sticking their fingers in places they shouldn’t. This is where outlet plate covers and tamper-resistant receptacles come into play. We don’t recommend the little plastic outlet covers because kids can easily remove them and then they become a choking hazard in addition.
Sweat The Small Stuff
As you’re going through the office looking for things that could be dangerous for your kids, you probably look at all the big things first. But keep in mind that scissors, paper clips, staples, pens and the like can all easily fit into electrical outlets. Keep these items out of reach.
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