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Summary of Office Hazards Exercise

Office Hazards Exercise

Compared with industrial and construction worksites, the average office tends to be pretty tame. But even in an office, a variety of potential hazards exist, any one of which can lead to accidents and injuries. For example:

  • An office worker carrying a stack of files falls down the stairs and severely injures her back.
  • Another office worker gets a painful bang on his shin when he bumps into on a lower desk drawer that’s been left open.
  • An office worker, opening a box of supplies with a box cutter, cuts her hand and has to be taken to the emergency room for stitches.
  • A disgruntled former employee returns to the office and shoots his supervisor and three co-workers.
  • The person designated to shut off the coffee maker forgets, and later that night a fire breaks out, spreading rapidly through the office.
  • An office worker entering the building on a wet day slips and falls on the wet tiles in the entryway.
  • The mailroom receives a suspicious package, which turns out to contain an explosive device.

These are just a few possible scenarios that demonstrate the risks office workers may face on the job