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Safety hazards for office workers

On Behalf of | Apr 19, 2022 | Workers' Compensation

While it is no secret that certain professions are inherently more dangerous than others, some safety risks might be present in almost all work environments. Even individuals in North Carolina who work in an office setting may be exposed to various safety risks nearly every day. Knowing some of the most common safety hazards that one might encounter in an office setting could be vital to reducing the risks of workplace accidents, but things might not always work out as planned.

There may be a multitude of safety risks that might exist in office settings and part of promoting a safer work environment could involve taking steps to identify potential hazards, such as:

  • Slippery surfaces: Liquid spills and adverse weather conditions are two issues that could cause surfaces to become slippery in nature and such concerns may increase the risks of a fall-related incident.
  • Floor clutter: Types of floor debris such as exposed extension cords and boxes are also types of safety hazards that could act to create a dangerous work environment.
  • Desk duty: Individuals who work at a desk all day performing the same task over and over may also be more susceptible to suffering from back pain and repetitive motion injuries.
  • Poor air quality: Poor air quality in a workplace environment could also expose workers to a variety of medical concerns, such as respiratory disorders or even infections.

Staring at a computer screen for hours each day could also make a person more susceptible to eye strain and irritability, and extended exposure to such risks could create various health concerns.

Workplace accidents that occur in office settings can take a dire toll on the well-being of an employee. Individuals in North Carolina who suffer severe injuries while performing job-related tasks may face a variety of hardships in life, physical and financial alike. Those who wish to know more about how to protect their financial interests following such an incident may benefit from consulting with an attorney for assistance on their available options for compensation and assistance in navigating the process.