Work from Home

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Work from Home

To conduct business from one's residence as opposed to an office. Some employees may work from home on a temporary or project basis; for example, one may work from home on a weekend when the office is closed. However, others, notably the self-employed, work from home regularly because they do not have offices. The advent of home computers and the Internet have made working from home easier.
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'Yes, he works at home. Haven't you worked at home?' he said.
Most days Levitan works at home late at night and early in the morning to get uninterrupted time in which to respond to the e-mails from Malaysia, Japan, Australia and England that are part of the firm's business-development work.
His wife, Sylvia, also works at home. She's a consultant to government on public health.
The letter explained that when an employee works at home, the employer "is responsible for correcting hazards of which it is aware, or should be aware." Should be aware, of course, was the operative phrase: "Employers should exercise reasonable diligence to identify in advance the possible hazards associated with particular home work assignments, and should provide the necessary protection through training, personal protective equipment, or other controls appropriate to reduce or eliminate the hazard." Moreover, employers were responsible for ensuring that equipment used in the home office was safe and ergonomically appropriate.
An AT&T survey says its typical telecommuter saves two gallons of gas, 43 pounds of pollutants and 41 miles of travel each day he or she works at home.