Office safety

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

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Workplace violence and security: Are your employees safe?

Is your office prepared to deal with workplace violence? If you’re unsure or think it’s unlikely to occur, consider this: “Some 2 million American workers are victims of workplace violence each year,” states OSHA, which adds that “workplace violence can strike anywhere, and no one is immune.”
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Safe guidelines for use: Space heaters

Winter is coming, or so whispers that chill of cold air making its way through your office. To keep warm, you may be considering using a portable space heater at your desk.

Before you plug it in, know that portable electric space heaters can present a “major workplace safety hazard,” according to Electrical Safety Foundation International.


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Prepare for an emergency

National Safety Month: Week 1
Think emergency drills are only for schoolchildren? Think again. The National Safety Council urges all workers to take drills seriously.
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