A spider shimmies down a thread of web directly in front of your face. A cockroach scuttles across your keyboard. A mouse darts underneath the office refrigerator. Sound familiar? If so, then your workplace may have a pest problem.
Olympia, WA – Workers are spending more time on computers and, as a result, the percentage of office workers with musculoskeletal issues is increasing, according to an ergonomics evaluation study conducted by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.
A slip, trip or fall at work can lead to injuries – and even death. In 2013, injuries from slips, trips and falls resulted in 229,190 cases involving days away from work, and 724 workers died, according to the 2016 edition of the National Safety Council chartbook “Injury Facts.”
Look around the office. Are hallways and aisles clear of boxes and clutter? Are spills cleaned up immediately? Are paper products properly and regularly disposed of to reduce “fuel” in the event of a fire?