Office Work

Almost every industry has some office work, and many jobs involve computer use. People may work out of business hours, and work from laptops, tablets and phones.

Some basic things can go a long way towards safer work – like good communication and making sure people are set up properly wherever they’re working.

Common hazards and risks in office work

Common hazards or risks in office work generally come from psychosocial effects and hazardous manual handling, for example:

  • repetitive work, like computer use
  • sitting for long periods
  • poorly designed workstations
  • lifting, handling and moving office equipment and supplies
  • tripping on objects on the floor or power cords
  • workplace bullying, harassment and occupational violence
  • work-related stress
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