Many people associate workplace hazards and injuries with construction sites, manufacturing plants, and other blue-collar environments. However, serious injuries can occur in white-collar offices as well: according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), approximately 76,000 office workers in the U.S. suffer disabling injuries each year; the most common being falls. This three-module course will teach you how to avoid falls, repetitive motion injuries, and lifting injuries, explain what to do if there is a fire in your workplace, and discuss safe handling procedures for hazardous materials found in office environments.
According to the Seattle Fire Department, there are approximately 6,000 office fires in the U.S.every year. However, like accidental falls, most fires are preventable if simple safety procedures are followed. The first section of this module outlines basic fire prevention strategies. The second section discusses what to do in the event of a fire at your workplace.