Office safety

These tips from Safety+Health magazine make a good starting point for safety committee talks or "safety moments."

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The health effects of prolonged sitting

It’s becoming more well-known that sitting for long periods is not healthy. This puts millions of office workers at risk. But do you know exactly what prolonged sitting does to your body? Watch two videos to learn about the health effects of sitting – and what you can do to soften the damage.


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Take steps to prevent eyestrain

Do you ever find yourself rubbing your eyes, blinking repeatedly and looking away from your computer screen? You may be experiencing eyestrain.
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Preparing employees for emergency situations

Do your employees know what to do in the event of a fire or a tornado? What about a nearby chemical spill or a gunman in the building? Ready.gov, a FEMA website aimed at educating people about preparing and responding to emergencies, urges all employers to train workers on evacuation, sheltering and lockdown procedures.
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Office workers vulnerable to dry eyes: study

Tokyo – Office workers who spend long hours in front of computer screens experience changes in their tear fluid similar to people who have dry eye disease, according to a study from the Keio University School of Medicine in Japan.
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Office worker ergonomics

Office worker ergonomics

Safety+Health shares – in pictures – how the National Safety Council conducts ergonomics assessments of workers’ desks and chairs to help prevent MSDs.
Safety+Health shares – in pictures – how the National Safety Council conducts ergonomics assessments of workers’ desks and chairs to help prevent MSDs.
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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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