Office Safety: Thwart Work Space Hazards with Simple Solutions

Whether you work from a home or remote office, work spaces are often chock-full of dangers that threaten the physical well-being of all who enter. Company co-workers or, at home, family members and pets can unknowingly be in harm’s way. While some threats are fairly obvious, others can lurk in the most unexpected places.

Public Enemy #1: Equipment Cords and Wires
In the office, equipment cables and wires can be a menace, and an expensive workman’s comp liability. Poised and ready to trip all who pass, office cables and wires are far more than an unsightly nuisance. Slips, trips and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents. In the U.S., they cause 15 percent of all accidental, job-related deaths and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

In a home office environment, small children and common household animals like cats, dogs, rabbits, and ferrets often see equipment wires as play things – all too often as chew toys. Clearly such a circumstance puts the child or pet at great bodily risk, with electric shock and strangulation at the top of the list. Even if the loved one evades harm, significant damage could be caused to the associated electronic equipment.

To avoid a litany of work space perils, offers these simple office safety solutions:

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