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Office Safety

A look at the typical safety hazards found in the office environment and their corresponding OSHA, NFPA, CFR standards.

Jeffrey Sypolt

on 16 November 2011

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Transcript of Office Safety

Double click anywhere & add an idea OCCUPANT EMERGENCY PLAN OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.22(a)(1) speaks about excessive paper as a fire hazard GREEN FACT
How many A4 80
GSM 500 sheet reams of paper to the "average" tree?

The answer appears to be somewhere between 16 and 22 reams. GREEN FACT
The cost of engineering and installing a new dedicated circuit to an office space can be as high as $2000. GREEN FACTS
A 1500 watt space heater on
high uses 12.6 amps and your
typical circuit only has 15 available
for the computer, the monitor,
the printer and whatever else you might
need. Running your space heater just
6 hours a day during the 6 coldest
months of the year can cost nearly
$300 ... you do the math. Small appliances annually cause about 45% of the office fires experienced in the United States. NFPA 101 the Life Safety Code, in section 10.3.5, speaks about decorations near light fixtures.
And OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.159(c)(10) speaks about obstructed sprinkler heads. OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.38(a) and .38(b) speak about written emergency plans and every employee being briefed.

OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.165(b)(4) speaks about emergency contact phone numbers being available. OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.303(b)(1) speaks about electrical devices and avoiding an over current situation.

41 CFR 102-74.190 specifically states that space heaters and other such devices are prohibited in federal buildings. 29 CFR 1910.22(a)(1) & (2) Tripping Hazard 29 CFR 1910.305(g)(1)(iv)(A) Permanent Flexible Cord 29 CFR 1910.304(g)(6)(vi) Ungrounded Plug Is your space trashed?

Make it safe.
Make it GREEN.
Save yourself and the planet. DICTIONARY OF ACRONYMS the HARDEST thing for us to sell in Safety is the co$t of remediation For the Accident that does not happen.
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