Office Health and Safety
Although offices are not always thought of as hazardous places to work, an injury or illness that happens
in an office can be just as serious and costly as that which occurs in any other workplace. This course
provides a practical introduction to office health and safety for managers, supervisors and employees,
including health and safety committee members. It describes how to develop a health and safety program
and introduces potential hazards in an office environment. The material includes steps that can be taken
to address important office health and safety concerns, to prevent injuries and illnesses.
How to develop a health and safety program
Potential hazards in an office environment
Indoor Air Quality
Slips, Trips and FallsSafe Lifting Safe Storage of Office Materials Hazardous Equipment > Chemical Hazards
Fire Prevention and Evacuation
Upon completion, you'll be able to:
Identify key components of a health and safety program
Recognize the elements of an ergonomically correct workstation
Recognize and control for the potential health effects of poor lighting
Recognize causes of, and control workplace stress
Identify factors that affect indoor air quality
Recognize ways to reduce or eliminate general safety hazards (e.g. slips, trips and falls) and electrical hazards
Identify chemical hazards in an office
Identify procedures to follow in case of a fire.
Office managers, supervisors, and employees .
Health and safety committee members .
Human Resources (HR) professionals .
|Prior technical knowledge of health and safety is not a requirement.
However, familiarity with workplace processes and practices is helpful.
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