Office safety

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Cumulative trauma disorder

What are cumulative trauma disorders, and what steps can be taken to help prevent employees working on computers from experiencing them?
What are cumulative trauma disorders, and what steps can be taken to help prevent employees working on computers from experiencing them?
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'No one ever just snaps'

Identifying – and acting on – red flags may help prevent workplace violence
A workplace shooting or other violent incident can harm employees and damage morale. What signs should employers look for to recognize potentially dangerous employees, and how should they respond to the threat?
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Workplace myth?

Carpal tunnel syndrome from computer use unlikely, experts claim
According to experts, including the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, little clinical evidence suggests computer keyboard use is a risk factor for developing carpal tunnel syndrome. Although other types of hand strain can result from overuse of a keyboard or mouse, CTS likely is not linked to these actions.
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Stand up against ergo injuries

Equipment such as adjustable chairs and ergonomic mouse pads can help prevent strain among workers sitting at a desk. But workers required to stand for long periods of time are subject to strain injuries that cannot be prevented with such equipment.
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