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Office Safety

Office Safety

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Office safety may seem straightforward but office environments are often the cause of ill health and accidents in the workplace.

Typical office accidents include:

  • Slipping, tripping and falling
  • Back strain/injury from moving heavy objects
  • Injury from electrical equipment
  • Back and limb strain from extensive computer use

Office safety affects many workers and needs to be addressed seriously. There are over a dozen safety related laws affecting office workers.

Key Office Safety Issues:

  • Noise management
  • Fire safety and fire risk management
  • Emergency procedures and evacuation procedures
  • First Aid
  • Accident Reporting including RIDDOR
  • Electrical Safety
  • Office design and ergonomics
  • Computer safety including display screen equipment assessments
  • Asbestos management
  • Manual handling
  • Contractor management
  • Substance abuse policy (alcohol and drugs)

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Other Office health and safety issues:

Sick office syndrome – What is it?

Many modern office workers are susceptible to what has been identified as ‘sick office syndrome’

  • Possible sick office syndrome symptoms
  • Irritation of the eye, nose or throat
  • Unexplained skin rash
  • Itchy or sensitive skin
  • Headaches
  • Frequent throat infections or cough
  • Hoarseness or wheezing
  • Nausea or dizziness

What causes SBS?

Most experts believe that SBS could be caused by a number of factors working in combination. These factors may include:

  • Poor ventilation
  • Low humidity
  • Airborne pollutants such as dust, carpet fibres or fungal spores
  • Chemical pollutants such as cleaning materials
  • Ozone produced by photocopiers and printers
  • Psychological factors such as stress or poor staff morale