Office Safety

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.

Course Information

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

Course Instructor

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1 month of access

Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)

1 month of access

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.