Workers’ Compensation And Personal Injury Attorneys

How can I prevent injury in the office?

On Behalf of | Mar 20, 2020 | Workplace Injuries

When most individuals think about getting injured on the job, it is likely that the majority of people are not thinking about office workers. While it seems obvious that persons who are working at a construction site or with logging may face physical danger, many are under the impression that office workers spend most of the time sitting in a chair.
It is true that working in an office is less physically demanding than many other jobs. However, this does not mean that there are no risks inherent to working in an office. In fact, according to The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, office workers are actually more at risk from injury due to fall compared to non-office workers. 

What are the dangers? 

There are many tripping hazards in offices. For instance, it is very common for individuals to trip over electrical cords and wires, carpeting that is loose, or open file drawers.

Wet floors are also common places for people to fall. Inadequate lighting many workplace falls and injuries.
How can I avoid falls?

The easiest thing to do is ensure that you are paying attention to where you are walking in the office. Many injuries happen when coworkers are conversing with each other or thinking about something else. it is also a good idea to ensure that if you need to reach for something up high, that you look for a proper stepladder. Many injuries occur when individuals try to use chairs to stand on instead. 
Taking personal responsibility is also a must. If you spill something, clean it up. Otherwise, somebody else may get injured. 

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