Office Safety Issues
Accidents in the workplace happen from time to time. This proves that there are many hazards in the workplace. The employees who experience these health and safety issues are either unaware of these hazards or they become a victim to them.
It is important to be aware of these potential hazards. Both the employees as well as the employers need to be aware of these dangers, simply by identifying each of them.
Some of the most common issues include: noise, hazardous substances, manual handling, display screen equipment and different kinds of machinery. Wet or slippery floors are unsafe. Parking spaces that are covered should have enough light for clear visibility. The machines and equipment present at the workplace should be in a good working order so that they do not pose any kind of harm to the people working in the office.
Trained personnel should be available to handle and repair any type of problem issue. A systematic approach to health and safety issues prevails in an office. These might need identification and risk assessment, to control these factors.
Physical injuries can occur in the offices. These include muscular-skeletal disorders, which may affect the back, hands, legs or neck. Other injuries can include cuts or lacerations and any instance where someone might trip or fall. These can vary in their severity depending on the type of accident.
Stress related conditions definitely exist in the office and are a major source of many health problems. The actual stress is due to the frequency and duration of certain conditions.
Other health and safety factors can also have an impact on the employees’ health and productivity. These include: smoking, ventilation, humidity and lighting. Contaminated air and heat due to photocopying machines and computers can have a negative impact on an employee’s productivity and effectiveness.
Corporate Health & Safety: Managing Environmental Issues in the Workplace (Industrial Hygiene Guide)
by: Andrea L. Boissevain
publisher: Ergonomics Inc, published: 1996-04
sales rank: 5701530
price: $89.00 (new), $32.51 (used)
Comprehensive compilation of information on the most important environmental considerations facing the business community — Air Quality, Sound and Vibration, EMF’s, Bioaerosols, Asbestos, Lead and Cumulative Trauma Disorders. Corporate Health and Safety is designed to consolidate much of the information needed to develop a strong foundation on which to build environmental solutions. The title holds a double meaning, in that the health and safety of corporate personnel is intertwined with the well being of the corporate entity. Potential liability and lost productivity are real issues facing the business community. The authors represent a broad range of knowledge and expertise with each chapter offering a thoughtful and thorough overview of the state of knowledge and technology.
Environmental Issues in Business: Pollution, Regulations and Health
publisher: Nova Science Pub Inc, published: 2011-04
price: $89.00 (new)
This book examines the various environmental factors which affect the workplace atmosphere in businesses, with a particular focus on indoor air quality. Topics discussed include antimicrobial treatments of indoor mould and bacteria; an assessment of the carbon footprint and how that will affect long-term pollution emission reduction; indoor air quality, health and productivity; and, antigenic/allergenic rubber proteins and environmental regulations and environmental investing practices in Europe.
Health and Safety Beyond the Workplace
publisher: Wiley-Interscience, published: 1990-06-14
sales rank: 4611617
price: $221.67 (new), $6.27 (used)
In-Plant Practices for Job Related Health Hazards Control Volume 1: Production Processes Volume 2: Engineering Aspects Edited by Lester V. Cralley and Lewis J. CralleyVol. 1: 1989(0 471-61975-2)938 pp.Vol. 2: 1989(0 471-50121-2)578 pp.2-Vol. Set: 1989(0 471-51097-1)Patty’s Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology Volume 1: General Principles Volumes 2A, 2B & 2C: Toxicology Edited by George D. Clayton and Florence E. Clayton Volume 3A: Theory and Rationale of Industrial Hygiene Practice: The Work Environment Volume 3B: Theory and Rationale of Industrial Hygiene Practice: Biological Responses Edited by Lewis J. Cralley and Lester V. CralleyVol. 1:1978(0 471-16046-6)1,466pp.Vol. 2A:1981(0 471-16042-3)1,420 pp.Vol. 2B:1981(0 471-07943-X)937 pp.Vol. 2C:1982(0 471-09258-4)1,296 pp.Vol. 3A:1985(0 471-86137-5)822 pp.Vol. 3B:1985(0 471-82333-3)753 pp.
Workplace Health & Safety
Transcript: cl.ly Description: How workplace health and safety can improve your business Do you want to find out: • how better safety systems can improve workplace productivity • how to protect your most valuable assets, your staff, from injury • how you can reduce potential costs associated with a workplace injury • whether you´re meeting your workplace health and safety requirements? Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is working with the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation to offer a free webinar to help business operators to better manage safety in their workplace. The webinar will provide advice and guidance to business owners who might have limited or no current health and safety processes. It focuses on information provided in the Serious about Safe Business pack. The webinar will highlight useful tools, templates and techniques for effectively managing workplace safety in today´s changing world. You´ll also find out how you can access further assistance through workshops and workplace consultations. What you will learn This webinar will provide an introduction to implementing the elements of a simple safety management system and build skills to: • assess your safety system • show management commitment to safety • consult with your employees about safety issues • understand and implement safe work procedures • have effective training and supervision • report safety issues, which is the responsibility of all staff • understand workers …
Health & Safety Issues At The Workplace
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