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Office Safety: Hazards and Prevention Training Course

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This training will help you learn the potential hazards in an office workplace and prevention methods.

11 minutes   |   SKU: AT098    |    Language(s): EN / ES / FR    |    Produced 2024




EN / ES / FR




11 minutes

Training Objectives

Learn the importance of workplace safety; both in the office and remotely
Identify various parts of the body and mind affected by workplace injuries
Recognize common office safety hazards
Develop health and safety tips that can prevent work-related injuries

Course Overview

This training will discuss the responsibility to ensure all employees are entitled to a safe workplace, as outlined in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) General Duty Clause (29 USC 654 S5).

This training will provide employers and employees an understanding of top injuries in a workplace environment, whether in the office or working remotely, and how to avoid them as people are working increasingly longer work weeks. Identifying some of the top injuries in a typical office or remote workspace will be discussed. In addition, we will take a closer look at, and discuss how to mitigate or avoid these safety hazards in the workplace.

Common office safety hazards will be identified, along with how to properly implement processes and training to provide high-quality working conditions that keep employees safe. Common hazards such as ergonomic injuries, eye strain, poor indoor air quality, and work environment, along with stress and other related mental illnesses will all be covered in this training. 

Understanding the most common office hazards is the first step in maintaining office safety. Creating a plan or process to prevent those hazards from becoming injuries is the next step. This training will discuss how creating a workplace safety plan can provide tools and resources that help maintain office safety. It will also discuss the importance of communicating policies and procedures designed to promote employee safety, and open communication protocols that encourage feedback; which are all parts of an effective safety plan.

Overall, understanding that as part of the safety plan, employers need to conduct periodic job safety analyses to identify any recurring risks that could become hazards to their employees and the workplace will also be included in this training. We will discuss some of the top hazards and injuries in the workplace, whether in the office or remote workstations. Understanding one of the most important responsibilities of a management team is to provide a safe environment for all employees. Through the understanding, development, and implementation of safety plans within your organization, you can provide greater peace of mind for employees and help prevent accidents and injuries. 

This program is available with Spanish and French closed captions.

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Is there a specific standard covered and applied to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA), General Duty Clause?

The General Duty Clause from the OSHA Act of 1970 requires that in addition to compliance with hazard-specific standards, all employers provide a work environment “free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm.”

Are there identifiable common injuries in a workplace environment, whether in the office or working remotely?

The top injuries listed in this training, that occur in the workplace environment, being in the office or working remotely are: Falls or Tripping, Physical Ergonomics, Eye Strain, Occupational Allergies, Asthma and other Respiratory Problems, Anxiety and other Stress Related Illness

How can an organization help prevent incidents caused by known hazards?

An integral part of an organization’s safety plan includes a job safety analysis which provides a descriptive understanding of each job function so that appropriate preventative strategies can be put in place.

What can be done to prevent and lessen eye strain symptoms when working for a long period of time on a computer screen?

The 20-20-20 Rule is a great strategy to help avoid eye strain along with decreasing time spent looking at a computer screen. Following the rule, employees take regular breaks every 20 minutes, shifting their eyes to look at an object at least 20 feet away, for at least 20 seconds.

What can organizations and employers do to ensure work-related injuries and accidents do not occur as frequently?

Implementing processes and training that are crucial components to identifying hazards and correcting them in order to provide high quality working conditions that keep employees safe.

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