Recognizing hidden dangers: 25 steps to a safer office

It's fairly obvious that safety and health hazards can exist on worksites
filled with heavy machinery and equipment, where employees often are required
to engage in strenuous manual labor.

A job where most of the work tasks are completed while sitting in a chair in a
climate-controlled office building would seem less fraught with danger.
However, a surprising number of hazards can be present in an office setting.

Many of the on-the-job injuries private-industry office and administrative
workers suffered could have been prevented had workers or supervisors
recognized the risks and implemented simple workplace modifications to help
mitigate them.

  • Falls are the most common source of injury in an office, although workers alsoare injured by being struck by or against objects, and suffering ergonomic injuries.

  • Some simple changes to the workspace can be effective in eliminating hazards and reducing the number of injuries.

  • Administrative interventions such as scheduled walk-throughs and the establishment of a formal reporting system can help protect workers in an office environment.

An article in the 'safety and health magazine' list 25 steps you can take to
reduce the risk of injury among your office staff.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: safety and health magazine