The simple is 'yes'.
In fact, the Health & Safety Advisor says 'keeping your employees safe and healthy is just as important in an office environment as it is in a factory.'
This is a legal requirement of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
The OHSA covers all places where your employees work. And this includes your office.
You need to make sure that all your employees in the office know that they're responsible for keeping the office safe and healthy.
This includes the boss, your managers and the rest of your staff. Use all the communication systems available to you to do this.
Examples of communication systems in an office include:
The OHSA requires you to do the following regarding office health and safety
To keep your staff safe, you need to identify and remove common office hazards. Office hazards include:
Is there an easier way to do this?
Yes. Use this checklist to identify and remove hazards in the office. Also do inspections at least once a month using the checklist we've provided for you.
The bottom line: Office health and safety is important and it's a legal requirement. Make sure you comply with the OHSA.
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