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Power and computer cables in an aisle between desks that pose a tripping hazard.
Be aware of tripping hazards

Every office is a unique workplace, but typical prevention topics for offices include repetitive work and awkward postures, slips and falls, contact with potentially hazardous chemicals, clutter that can cause tripping or obscure exits or pathways, electrical shock or fires from bad wiring and damaged plugs, cords, or outlets, first aid preparedness (and possible exposure to bloodborne pathogen if duties require providing 1st aid), and smoking.

Employers can reduce injury risk to the employees by taking preventive measures such as:

  • Addressing all hazards in an effective accident prevention program;
  • Provide training to workers;
  • Conduct a hazard assessment for the use PPE;
  • Conduct a job hazard analysis;
  • Hold safety meetings.

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