Office work is one of the most common types of work and while an office may seem like a safe place to work, there are actually many potential risks to health and safety and hazards that exist.
Injuries from office work can include:
- Back injuries.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Repetitive motion injuries.
- Eye strain, dry and tired eyes.
- Musculoskeletal disorders.
The impacts of working in an office can affect an employee’s health and well-being more than what is commonly thought. It is important to be aware of all the risk factors that contribute to negative effects on a person’s health and well-being resulting in office-related injury or illness.
Office Work Safety Tips
From trip hazards to electrical cords to ergonomics, there are many potential safety hazards in any office environment. By taking some simple precautions and doing some risk assessments you can minimise the risk and help create a safe and healthy office space for yourself and your co-workers.
Here are some office work safety tips to help you stay safe on the job:
- Use proper posture when sitting at your desk.
- Sit with your back straight and your feet flat on the floor.
- Frequent breaks for staff members.
- Keep your workspace clean and free of clutter.
- Practice correct ergonomics to avoid strain or injury.
- Make use of adjustable equipment and protective equipment.
- Always be aware of your surroundings and potential hazards.
- Route cords so they do not create a slip, trip or fall hazard.
- Use any relevant personal protective equipment to manage hazards and risks.
- Report any unsafe conditions and workplace hazards that could lead to workplace injuries.
- Use disease control measures to control the risks and create a safe working environment.
- Follow all safety rules and regulations.
What About Workstation Ergonomics?
Workstation ergonomics is essentially about ‘fitting work to people.’ It is the process of designing or arranging workplaces, products and systems so that they fit the people who use them.
Providing a safe and healthy workplace includes matching the needs of the user to the demands of the task. A well-designed workplace or work environment will ensure work efficiency and allow people to work within their physical and psychological capacities and prevent ergonomic injuries.
Setting up your workstation and electrical equipment is very much about individual comfort and finding the position and placement of furniture and equipment which suits you, the user.
Contents of this Safe Work Procedure for an Office Environment
- Terms and Definitions.
- Roles and Responsibilities.
- The Correct Work Posture and Working Practices.
- Working Height.
- Computer Position.
- Computer Mouse.
- Work Tasks and Rest Schedules.
- Posture Activity Exercises.
- Useful Tips for Managing Risks.
- Related Procedures, Forms and Documents.
- Review Criteria.
- Record Management.
Why Choose to Buy this Safe Work Procedure for an Office Environment?
- This 13-page safe work procedure for an office environment can help you ensure that the physical working environment are assessed, monitored and controlled to enable a healthy and safe workplace.
- The procedure can provide employers and workers with occupational safety and health guidance on how to perform tasks and minimize the risk of occupational injury and discomfort in the office.
- The procedure can be applied to all ‘typical office workplaces’ both large and small businesses, where office staff are required to work safely.
After purchasing this safe work procedure for an office environment you will be able to:
- Very easily edit and customize the template to create your own office procedures.
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- Use it in any industry or sector regardless of the size or type of organization.
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