Office Safety Tips
Follow these general guidelines to improve health and safety in your office workplace:
Avoiding Falls and Trips
- Walk. Don't run. Look where you are going and don't use your phone while walking.
- Avoid stacking office supplies on the walkways. Check if there are torn carpets, loose floorings.
- Check if there are computer table wires, power cords and telephone wires that are under the foot.
- Inspect for light issues to be fixed.
- Do not stand on a chair to reach something. Use ladders instead
Handling Office Supplies
- Think before you lift. Ask help from co-workers if you can't lift the object. Keep your back straight and lift the material with your legs
- Do not overload the top of any filing cabinet that can cause heavy materials to fall down. Fill the bottom shelves to your way up.
- Never open two drawers at the same time.
- Always close the drawers after use.
- Sharp objects like knives, scissors and push pins should be stored in a container
- Adjust the height of your chair.
- Lower your body posture.
- Keep your feet on a flat rest position.
- Avoid tilting backwards when sitting.
- When using your computer, use eye drops if you experience dry and blurred eyesight. The angle of computer should be 16 inches away from you. Always clean your computer. Rest your eyes by blinking as often as you could.
- Stay away to any moving parts of a machine
- Don't remove any protective guards or open any access panels when the machine is running
- When using copy machine, do not look directly to the light.
- Inspect for any frayed power cords. Call maintenance for necessary repairs
- Avoid overloading outlet. Use extension cords instead.
- Store or place papers and other flammable items away from electrical systems.
- Emergency actions, evacuation plans, and routes should be disseminated and discussed to each employees.
- Fire extinguishers should only be used by trained personnel.
- Smoke on designated areas
- Employees are responsible to report any hazards detected.