The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) takes safety very seriously. Under the General Duty Clause, employers are required to provide their employees with a workplace "free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm". Additionally, 29 CFR 1910 Subpart D states walking-working surfaces be "kept in clean, orderly, and sanitary conditions".
It's important to remember that enforcing safety rules is not just the employer's responsibility. Employees also play a critical role in creating and maintaining a safe office working environment for themselves and their coworkers.
This course is designed to help office workers recognize, avoid and eliminate hazards in their workplace. Specifically, it will teach them to take the proper measures to ensure their own safety and the safety of others.
Setting Up Your Personal Workstation
- Walking-Working Surfaces
- Your Body
- Office Equipment
- Office Supplies
- Moving Throughout the Workday
Staying Safe Around the Office
- Avoid Slips, Trips, & Falls
- Use Proper Lifting Techniques
- Use Areas for their Intended Purpose
- Correct & Report Hazards
- Report & Manage Injuries
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Discuss ways to support good housekeeping throughout the office and workstation
- Identify ways to modify their work environment to prevent injury
Recognize various potential hazards in the office environment
Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)
Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) refers to training that is delivered in a virtual or simulated environment, or when instructor and learner are in separate locations. Virtual instruction environments are designed to simulate the traditional classroom or learning experience.