What it contains

This guide is a resource for workplaces to use a risk management approach to promote health and safety in offices. This approach can be applied to the way an office is designed and managed. The guide covers topics such as:

  • managing OHS in the workplace, including identifying hazards and OHS laws
  • designing jobs for offices, including physical, psychosocial factors and how to reduce stress by designing jobs well
  • designing a health and safe working environment, including lighting, noise and thermal comfort
  • managing office layout, workstations and equipment
  • the health effects of working with computers
  • general health and safety issues in offices

At the end of the document, you’ll find:

  • information about setting up workstations
  • exercises for office workers
  • an office safety checklist