ERIC Number: ED228539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Office Safety (Part II).
Toxic chemicals, noise, inadequate lighting, poor equipment design, smoking, and accidents pose serious health hazards for millions of office workers. Stress and boredom also contribute to the problems of safety. Workers should be on guard in the office for hazards, many of which are recognizable through common sense and patience. Workers must take time to relax during the day. They also need to realize that machines must be certified as safe, that the working environment must fit the worker--not vice versa--and that a great deal of stress can be eliminated by a change in working habits. Office workers should take initiatives to become aware of office safety and develop a plan of safety for their offices. (This monograph focuses on environmental hazards in offices, such as exposure to dangerous chemicals from copiers, duplicating machines, and glues; eye problems from using computer terminals; and allergies from cigarette smoke. It suggests ways that workers can reduce such hazards.) (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Vocational Services.