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?
Do you have difficulty reading documents at work? Do you strain your eyes and have blurred vision; headaches; or dry, burning eyes? If you experience these issues, your workplace may have poor lighting, states the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety.
When thinking about where electrical hazards are commonly found, your first thought likely isn’t your office. However, the Georgia Institute of Technology states that electrical equipment used in offices can be hazardous and result in serious injuries if not properly maintained.