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Document ID (ISN)102299
CIS number 03-1105
Year 2002
Convention or series no. CFST 6205.f
Author(s) Knutti R., Bucheli A., Graf M., Grüninger A.W., Stracke R.
Title Accidents don't just happen! - Safety and health protection in offices
Original title L'accident n'arrive pas par hasard! - Sécurité et protection de la santé dans les bureaux [in French]
Bibliographic information Commission fédérale pour la coordination de la sécurité au travail, P.O. Box, 6002 Lucerne, Switzerland, 2002. 103p. Illus. Index.
Abstract Accidents often occur in office environments, examples being tripping on open drawers, falls in stairways and falls from office chairs used as stepladders. This safety guide presents a general overview of the hazards that are present in offices and proposes advice on how they can be avoided. It also contains information on the rights and duties of employers and employees with respect to occupational safety and health. Contents: job content, work organization and behaviour; office workplaces and work environment; other workplaces and activities; buildings; infrastructure; example of an office safety check-list. Replaces the 1992 document (CIS 92-1838) on the same topic.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; Switzerland; offices; training material; safe working methods; plant safety organization; office work
Descriptors (secondary) falls of persons; work organization; workplace design; equipment layout; workplaces; safety guides; psychology of work organization; premises; check lists; responsibilities; human behaviour
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Office work
OSH training