Safe for Work
One of the advantages of the home office is that it makes a parent available to the children all day long. One of the disadvantages of the home office is that it makes a parent available to the children all day long. Okay, so it's a mixed blessing, but it is likely that one reason for your having a home office is that it allows you to care for your child. If you must use hazardous materials in your work, safety measures for a home office can be a little tricky. Separating the office from the rest of the house and keeping children out could defeat one of the main reasons for its being there.
An office in which only adults are present is vastly different from a child-friendly office. Naturally if there are hazardous materials that are part of the business or the tasks at hand, children must be kept out, regardless of the parent's desire for availability. For most home offices, however, this is not an issue. Nonetheless, materials that are not intrinsically hazardous can make a home office a minefield of danger to children. Let's consider safety measures having to do with items specifically found in the home office.