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Safety Tips For Office Workers And Secretaries

March 7, 2015 Hastings and Hastings

Safety Tips For Office Workers And Secretaries

Working in an office environment can be incredibly rewarding and exciting. That said there are many instances where working in an office can result in accidents and even severe injuries. One of the best ways to avoid accidents and injuries is to consider a few essential and important safety tips while working in an office setting. Each and every year, thousands of office workers become seriously injured because of simple mistakes and errors.

Cords Gone Astray Can Cause A Tripping Hazard

For example, one of the easiest ways to avoid accidents, incidents and injuries in an office environment is to simply keep a desk free of clutter at all times. When a desk is overcrowded or cluttered items can easily fall on the floor and create a hazard. Equally important is to always secure all computer cords and electrical cords. Loose cords and cords gone astray can cause a tripping hazard resulting in injury. Another way to prevent tripping accidents is to never leave papers, boxes or other office related objects in a walkway or hallway.

Reduce Muscle Strain And Pain

An added key strategy for improving safety around the office environment is to maintain proper posture while sitting at a desk. Slouching over or hunching forward can result in chronic back pain over the long-term. Better posture combined with getting up to take frequent breaks and walking can also reduce muscle strain and pain. Another aspect of good posture is to use a computer keyboard in the right way. Improper use of a keyboard can result in a wide range of health-related concerns such as carpal tunnel syndrome.

Liquids Can Damage Computer Equipment

Finally, knowing in advance where all the egress locations or exits are located in an office environment can come in handy if there is a fire. Lifting heavy objects has resulted in countless serious injuries over the years. Always lift with the legs and never with the back. Lifting a large box of paper for example can easily cause one to experience serious back-related injuries. As an added note it is always a good idea to avoid eating at one’s desk while working in an office. Liquids can damage computer equipment and cause other problems. Consider these simple tips and stay safe when working in an office. Contact Hastings and Hastings today for Phoenix Arizona personal injury attorney assistance.