Surprising Hazards Around the Office

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Are offices inherently safe? Many Americans mistakenly assume that typical office environments pose few hazards to employees’ safety and health. That is not true. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), “The high volume of electrical equipment in a typical office can expose workers to serious electrical hazards, including shocks, burns and fire.” Follow these important safety guidelines to avoid disaster at work:

Correctly and Safely Routing Electrical Cords

Workers often rely on computers, printers, scanners, telephones, shredders, electric pencil sharpeners, and more. In other words, operating a large volume of computer equipment in a cramped or limited space can easily become a hazard. Keep offices as safe as possible; never run electrical cords along the floor, Continue reading “Surprising Hazards Around the Office”