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Office Safety

Course Outline:

Office Safety is designed as a safety awareness program to familiarize office workers with the hazards associated with their work environment. The class is appropriate for entry level through supervisory level employees.  

Course materials include student handouts and a final examination. Delivery is accomplished through lecture, hands-on demonstration of safe work practices, student participation and practice, and video tape.

Work Area:

This section covers how the physical setup of your work area can affect your safety and health.

Key Points:

  • One of the most common injuries among people who work in offices is called musculoskeletal disorder.
  • Common causes of this disorder are awkward postures, repetitive motion, lifting, contact stress, extreme force and vibration.
  • If you change the way you work, remove the stress and move the work closer to you, you may solve the problem.
  • Proper lifting is crucial to protecting your back from injury.

Awareness:

This section discusses the importance of monitoring your body for muscle stress and why nearly half a million people are injured every year due to slips, trips or falls.

Key Points:

  • A big part of protecting yourself is physical awareness, which means regularly checking your body for muscle stress.
  • Learn to pay attention to what your body tells you.
  • Most slips, trips and falls result from unsafe actions or poor housekeeping at work.
  • Clean up spills immediately and barricade wet areas until they dry.
  • Keep pathways and work areas clean and free of clutter.
  • Use a step stool or ladder when reaching for anything above shoulder level.
  • Close file drawers and desk pull-outs when not in use.
  • Be careful with paper cutters and other sharp tools.

Validity of Certification:

Two (2) Years

Duration:

Four (4) hours

Prerequisite:

None

Location:

HHSL Safety Systems Limited Training Facility or Venue convenient to Client upon request.