Working in an office doesn't generally involve perilous heights, huge motorized
equipment or great feats of strength and agility. Does this make offices
inherently safe? Not always. Health & Safety for Office Managers, a new
e-course from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS),
teaches office managers and supervisors what they need to know about workplace
hazards and how to address them.
A workplace illness or injury is costly, both personally and financially,
whether it happens in an office, in a coal mine or in a hospital. Let's say an
office worker bends down to pick something up off the floor, gets up, knocks
his head on the top of his desk and fall unconscious. Or let's say a shelving
unit comes loose from the wall and falls over, trapping a clerk underneath.
These are just some of the possible types of injury covered in Health & Safety
for Office Managers. The course covers slips, trips and falls, fire evacuation,
chemical safety, office ergonomics, indoor air quality, lighting, noise and
temperature. It also deals with work-related stress, violence, driving,
business travel and more.
This CCOHS e-course explains why it's critical to prevent office illnesses and
injuries, and outlines exactly what office managers can do. It gives an
overview of their responsibilities under health and safety law, including
inspections, accident investigations, how to support the health and safety
committee, and how to exercise due diligence. Returning workers - after an
illness or injury - to work in a timely fashion is another important issue
covered in this e-course.
After completing the course, participants will know and understand their health
and safety responsibilities and how the law applies to them. They will be able
to identify hazards, address safety issues, and lead others in providing a safe
and healthy office environment.
AplusA-online.de - Source: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety