This topic covers safety issues relevant to office environments. While offices typically are not as hazardous as other types of work environments, they still present a number of health and safety concerns, including ergonomic injuries, poor indoor air quality, fall hazards resulting from poor housekeeping, and negative health effects from sedentary desk jobs.
The General Duty Clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act requires all employers to provide a safe and healthful work environment. In addition, several specific OSHA standards are applicable to many office environments, including regulations for housekeeping, sanitation, first aid, occupational noise exposure, electrical safety, exit routes, emergency action plans, fire prevention plans, fire protection, and hazard communication for chemical hazards.
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