In order to have the most productive office environment possible, you need to have a safe office environment. When it comes to office furniture, there are many precautions to be taken in regards to staying safe around your office. There are many solutions that provide safety as well as comfort to the employees in an office. It’s an important factor to consider since many workplace accidents can result from improper safety measures being taken.
Some employees can become injured from falling off chairs or a bookcase could fall and injure them. Here are a few ways to stay safe around your office furniture:
- Properly use and maintain chairs – The chairs in your office should be able to distribute the weight of whoever is sitting in it evenly. The legs of the chair need to provide an appropriate amount of balance so the chair won’t tip over. Proper sitting habits are also essential to office furniture safety. This includes not leaning too far back in your chair, not putting the majority of your weight at the front of the chair, don’t leave electrical appliances on your chair and don’t overwork the chair.
- Secure your bookcases and shelves – Securing your bookcases, file cabinets, storage apparatuses and shelves is a sure way to maintain office safety. Also, making sure these office items are not too top heavy is another method to avoiding accidents in the office. Putting these objects against an office wall is the best bet in making sure that your office is safe.
- Maintain safe workstations – Ergonomic workstation can reduce eyestrain, neck and shoulder soreness as well as the incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome. Adjustable workstations that allow employees to adjust what height they want their workstations at is a great solution to reduce the chance of office-related injuries occurring from work stations.
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Source: Office Furniture Safety, eHow.com