Office Safety - Part A

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Office Safety:  HIDDEN Dangers, Part A
By John Turner, Ph.D.

Safety is Priority Number One.  Safety First.  Think Safety.  Always Work Safely.  Safety slogans like these are very common.  Companies want to provide a safe workplace for their employees.  No one wants to have an accident.
When you think of workplace safety, what types of businesses do you think of?  Construction, factories, manufacturing, saw mills, logging, commercial fishing, foundries . . .  office workers.
Even though we don't normally associate safety with office workers, there are hazards and health concerns associated with working in an office environment.  Serious accidents can and do occur.
In this resource, information is provided for the following office safety topics:

  • Slips, Trips, and Falls
  • Office Lighting
  • Housekeeping
  • Ergonomics
  • Back Injury and Safe Lifting
  • Office Equipment
  • Electrical Safety
  • Chemical Safety
  • Material Handling and Storage
  • Air Quality and Ventilation

You will learn what the hazards are, how to recognize the hazards, and how to avoid an injury.
This resource provides the following tools:

  • Real-life office accident scenarios.
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards that apply to an office.
  • Office safety tips.
  • Office safety checklist (audit form).

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