Office Health and Safety Guide

Office-specific health & safety concerns, hazards, preventive measures and ergonomics are all covered in this new pocket guide

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Designed and written as a practical workplace training and reference tool, this 142-page pocket guide is filled with clear-language text including safety tips, charts, diagrams, checklists and illustrations.


This guide provides an overview of potential health and safety hazards in offices and offers ways to work safely.


The guide covers potential health and safety hazards in typical offices and ways of preventing risk of injuries and illnesses related to office work. The main focus is the integration of health and safety within all aspects of office work.

Target Audience

The guide is intended for anyone who works in an office – including workers, human resources (HR) professionals, health and safety committees, and health and safety professionals. Office managers will find this guide a useful reference in developing policies and practices to prevent injury and illness. This guide is also a useful resource that can be used as handout material for employee orientation and training sessions.


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