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Office Safety

While office work may not be considered as a high risk activity by many workers, unsafe work systems and poor office layouts can and do result in accidents and injuries to office workers.

Common hazards within office environments include:

  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Collision with poorly positioned furniture or other items
  • Exposure to chemicals used in the office
  • Fire
  • Electricity
  • Office kitchens and tea making areas

Persons working within office environments in the University should make themselves familiar with the contents of all relevant (opens in a new window)Office Risk Assessments and the (opens in a new window)UCD Office Safety Manual.

Other areas of office work, which can represent different hazards, are discussed in greater detail under the following section: Workstation Assessments and Eye Tests

Contact UCD SIRC Office

University SIRC Office, Roebuck Castle, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 8771 | E: sirc@ucd.ie