ERIC Number: ED228538
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
The Million Dollar Bowl. OSHA in the Office.
Accidents to office workers add up to 40,000 injuries and more than 200 deaths a year, amounting to expenses from medical assistance and loss of productivity of $100 million. Leading types of accidents are falling caused by slipping on slick or wet floors, tripping over file drawers, slipping on debris on stairs, injuries from poor lighting, unsafe climbing, defective chairs, or misuse of swivel chairs. Other accidents are caused by fires, improper lifting, problems with files, door banging, improper use of machinery, moving, and worker stress. This monograph suggests strategies for coping with hazards in the office in order to prevent injuries. Along with general safety precautions and specific guidelines for preventing falls, fires, and injuries caused by machinery and lifting, the paper contains the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) color safety codes and an inspection checklist. A review game reinforces the content of the monograph. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Vocational Services.