7 Office Ergonomics Office Equipment workstations, chairs, keyboards Placement of Equipment strains, sprains Obsolete & out-of-service items Posture height & distance of equipment periods of sitting & standing Breaks & Exercises 5-10 minutes per hour recommended
8 Employee Workstations Designed to reduce excessive bending & stretching. Should be fully adjustable. Good housekeeping is absolutely essential. Never store items under your desk, or on floors. Never store items on top of shelves & cabinets. Never leave desk and/or filing cabinet drawers open.
9 Office Furniture: Chairs & Desks Adjustable chairs are recommended. Good chairs have adjustable lower back support. Height adjustable - knees and hips should be level. Chairs on castors should have five (5) legs. If your desk is too high, compensate by raising the chair seat height, keeping feet flat on the floor. Never stand on an office chair to reach anything, especially if the chair has wheels or swivel.
10 Computers A badly positioned computer not only makes the user unproductive, it also causes discomfort. If the monitor is badly positioned the user will likely suffer eyestrain, headaches, stiff neck & shoulders, and backache. The monitor should be placed directly in front of the user to optimize a visual range of in any direction. The screen should be cm away from the user s eyes. Adjust your computer and seating position for comfort seek assistance from the Safety Office if necessary.
11 The top of the monitor should be at eye level to help reduce risk of neck and back strain. The keyboard should be directly in front of the user. The user s elbows should be bent at a 90 0 angle. The keyboard should be angled to allow the user s wrists to be in a neutral position. The monitor screen should be positioned at right angles to the window to avoid glare. Back-ups must be done regularly - per your IT administrator s recommendations.
12 Stacking & Storage Light objects must be stored on top (high) and heavy objects in the bottom (low) - in filing cabinets, shelves, cabinets, and other displays. Boxes, files, and other heavy articles must not be stacked on top of cabinets, shelves, or window sills. Keep walkways clear, and fire fighting equipment unobstructed. Do not store unnecessary items in an office area.
13 Office Lighting & Illumination Adjust lighting to prevent eye strain. Eliminate glare and reflection. See your physician for a routine eye & vision examination Take a 5-minute break from computer work at least once an hour; look away from your monitor and focus the eyes on both near and far objects.
14 Electrical Safety Be aware of electrical hazards? Injury: electrical shock & burns Fire Reporting electrical problems & faults Report all electrical problems & concerns to your supervisor, to the Building Proctor, and to Area Maintenance.
15 Electrical Safeguarding Electrical Cords, Cables, Multi-plug Power Strips Loose cords & cables can cause: Tripping hazards Electrical injuries Always control cables & cords People can trip on protruding cables and pull expensive equipment from tables onto feet & legs. National Safety Council reports >4,000 such injuries annually Houston, TX: 12 reported fatalities from falling TV s in 2006 Never use excessive cords or devices in your office. Never overload the electrical circuits. Never piggyback multi-plug power strips.
16 No unauthorized person may tamper with any electrical appliance, circuit breaker panel, or distribution board. Do not overload electrical outlets. If you need additional outlets, submit a Work Request to Physical Plant s Work Request Center. If an electrical cable, cord, or outlet becomes warm to the touch, it must be disconnected and reported without delay. Only a licensed electrician is allowed to modify the electrical system. Cables and extension cords should not be run unprotected beneath carpeting, nor should they span walkways without being secured in an approved encapsulation device or cover.
17 Electrical Safeguarding Do not use taped joints or splices to connect cables, as they do not have sufficient insulation or protection from liquids. Do carry out your own visual inspections of plugs and leads, and have them repaired as necessary. Look out for: Physical damage to cables, cords, plugs, outlets, etc. Damage to the plugs Insecure connections to the plug Do switch off all electrical equipment before unplugging and before cleaning
19 Manual Handling Size & shape Weight Work station design Volume per shift Use mechanical lift assist devices, carts, etc., to move heavy or awkward loads. Get help!
20 Lock up and safeguard! Secure your office! Don t prop doors open! Secure your data! Don t tempt others! Look after visitors and sub-contractors. NO! DID YOU LOCK IT?
21 Accident Reporting Report all job-related injuries within 24-hr. Report all safety-related incidents within 24-hr..
22 Slips, Trips & Falls Prevent them by always remembering the following: Do not allow cords & cables to create a tripping hazard. Clean up all spills quickly. Do not block passageways and walkways. Keep office areas clean, neat & organized. Keep stacking and storage areas safe. Report all hazards and concerns.
23 Slips, Trips & Falls Watch where you walk! Be alert for: Worn or loose carpets. Broken stair tread edges. Uneven or broken walking surfaces. Chipped floorboards and tiles. Pick up objects that fall - pencils, etc. Use caution when wearing high heels.
25 Stairs Avoid distraction on stairs. Take one step at a time. Don t load your arms so full of items that you can t see. Keep one hand on the handrail. Don t congregate on stairs or landings. Keep stairs well lighted. Never use stairs or stairwells for storage. Use the elevator when transporting heavy loads.
26 Filing Cabinets Close the drawers! Don t open all the drawers at the same time. Open only one drawer at a time. Use the handle to close the drawer. Never store flammable or hazardous materials in an office filing cabinet.
27 Office Machines Learn how to operate office machines safely before you use them. Use caution to keep loose clothing, jewelry, and long hair out of machines. Keep hands & fingers clear of the shredder inlet. Switch machines off & unplug, before trying to clear a blockage.
28 Office Machines If you notice a tingling sensation when touching a machine, or see smoking or sparking, unplug the device immediately and report it! Put a sign on the machine indicating to others that it is Out of Order.
29 Preventing Hand Injuries Look after your hands: When you stick them into drawers & cabinets. When you handle papers, staplers, and other office devices. Keep sharp objects in safe containers, or guard blades and points. Use needles & syringes carefully to avoid injury to yourself and to others.
30 Preventing Hand Injuries Pick up broken glass with a broom & dust pan, or wear leather gloves. Wrap the glass in thick paper, and label it so that the cleaning staff will know what it is. Slivers of glass should be picked up with a damp paper towel then, discard the paper towel. If you have a lot of broken glass, purchase a Broken Glass Container from a safety supply vendor.
31 Your Eyes Don t rub your eyes with soiled/dirty hands. If you get something in your eyes, seek first aid or medical care. Keep eyes away from sharp objects, corner cabinets, protruding objects, boxes, pencils, etc. See your doctor for regular eye & vision exams. Correct poor vision. Wear appropriate eye protection, when necessary.
32 FIRST AID If your office has a first aid kit: Make sure you know where the kit is. Ensure the kit is well stocked. Consider taking a first aid course. Summon emergency medical services by dialing on a campus telephone, or 911 from a cell phone.
33 Fire Safety
34 Keep your head! Don t panic!
35 Know the exits! Ensure easy access to the safest way out!
36 Prevent Chaos! Do not run! Walk as rapidly as possible to the nearest exit (or as instructed) by evacuation personnel.
37 HEALTH MANAGEMENT A Safe Workplace SAFETY EMPLOYEES
38 Safety is the responsibility of all employees, at all times, within all levels of the agency. General Duties of Employees Facilitating a safe, healthful, and secure environment for academics and research.
39 The General Duties of Employees
40 All Employees Must: Cooperate with safety, security, and emergency personnel. Obey environmental health, safety & security rules. Complete the required training for your job. Report injuries, accidents, and incidents within 24-hr. Report known or suspect hazards & risks. Do not place yourself or others in unnecessary risk.
41 Hygiene Practice good personal hygiene to reduce your risk of disease and illness. Wash your hands frequently, using soap & water. Keep your office & work area(s) clean. Leave them in the same condition as you expect to find them. Report cleaning needs to Custodial Services or to the Building Proctor. Keep restrooms & break areas clean. Report cleaning & maintenance needs as soon as possible.
42 Guess Who Is Responsible For Your Safety?
43 YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR SAFETY!
44 Work on Equipment Only If You Are Authorized To Do So!
45 Practice Proactive Stress Management For your own benefit Make sure that you get adequate relaxation, recreation, rest, and sleep.
46 SYMBOLIC SAFETY SIGNS Read and observe the warnings on all safety signs posted throughout your work area.
47 WATCH OUT FOR UNSAFE CONDITIONS Report them within 24- hours
48 Good Housekeeping Reduces Risk!
49 Housekeeping What is Housekeeping? cleanliness, tidiness, maintenance taking care of your work area good housekeeping calls for constant care Benefits of Good Housekeeping safer, easier, better, more fun Advantages of Good Housekeeping less tiring, more space, less aggravating, more business-like Part of YOUR Job
50 Use Correct Lifting Methods! Bend your knees Lift with your legs Do not twist while lifting Get assistance or use a cart Practice back injury prevention
51 Manual Handling Concerns: injuries costs Office Equipment & Furniture Stationery & Supplies Correct Lifting Techniques Twisting & Bending Mechanical Aids Teamwork Lifting - ask for help
52 Don t work on electrical equipment if you are not qualified.
53 Help Prevent Workplace Violence! Avoid inappropriate jokes, fooling around, horseplay, or teasing fellow employees.
54 Safety & Health The best way to get a good idea is to get a lot of ideas. ~ Linus Pauling
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