Officewise: An office health and safety guide for employers

Guidance on these pages may help employers use a risk management approach to promote health and safety in offices.

Health and safety in offices

Guidance on the following pages provides resources for employers, managers, supervisors and others involved in office work. The following pages cover a range of topics, including:

  • managing occupational health and safety (OHS) in the workplace
  • identifying hazards and assessing and controlling risks
  • designing jobs for offices, including physical and psychosocial factors and how to reduce stress
  • healthy and safe working environments, including lighting, noise and thermal comfort
  • managing office layout, workstations and equipment
  • different types of office work
  • working with computers
  • general health and safety issues in offices
  • exercises for office employees