Site in IE8 Mode. Minimum Requirement Internet Explorer 8.

Summary of Office Hazards Exercise

Office Hazards Exercise
(OFHJSA0101)

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