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Workplace Safety

We have all driven by industrial worksites and have seen signs about the number of days without an accident. These signs are a reminder that for some employees working in an environment that presents safety hazards is part of their daily lives. But for those of us who work in an office, safety probably rarely crosses our minds. However, a surprising number of hazards can be present in an office setting.

Falls are the most common office accident, accounting for the greatest number of injuries. In fact, the disabling injury rate of falls for office workers is twice that of non-office employees. Common causes of office falls include:

Luckily, these fall hazards are totally preventable. Whether you are the office manager, business owner, or just an employee who wants to ensure a safe work environment; take a minute to read the following simple tips which can help you stop a fall before it happens:

For more information on how you can help to provide or support a safe office environment review the collection of resources offered by the National Safety Council. Have a safe day!