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Office safety is like safety anywhere else. It doesn’t just automatically happen. It is the result of the individual effort of everyone concerned.
Many mishaps in offices nationwide stem from the fact that these areas are frequently considered non-hazardous and therefore safety is often not emphasized. The following are some suggestions to help reduce some of the hazards found in these areas.
“Ergonomics” is the study of how people interact with their work environment. When workplace design is fitted to the needs and capabilities of employees, comfort and productivity are at their highest. Every individual and working situation is different, and not every factor in the workplace can be changed. Look for ways to increase ergonomic efficiency where possible. Please refer to the section on lifting and ergonomics in this Health & Safety Programs listing for some general guidelines that you can follow to make your work experience less demanding on the eyes, body, and mind.