Officewise: A guide to health and safety in the office handbook

Using a risk management approach to promote health and safety in offices.

Last updated

Jan 2006

Reading level

difficult

File Type and Size

PDF, 2.92 MB

Document Length

95 pages

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