When thinking about a dangerous working environment, a regular business office is probably the last place that would come to mind. Fulfilling the daily tasks while sitting in a chair, without the need of any other equipment than a computer seems to be far from any hazard. Nothing is more misleading, though: According to a report of the US-American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, office workers are 2 to 2.5 more times more likely to suffer a disabling injury from a fall than non-office workers!
Recognising the potential risks in advance and taking up the right preventive measures is TSCNET’s way to a safe and user-friendly working environment. Earlier this year, in line with the occupational health and safety objectives and requirements set by the EU, we have carried out a detailed risk assessment and taken up further steps in order to improve the safety in our office premises in Munich, Germany. As one of the outcomes, two Emergency Response Officers were chosen among volunteering employees and have attended a certified emergency aid training.
To keep everyone on the good terms with occupational and office safety, TSCNET employees took part in internally organised lecture on the preventive measures against accidents and hazards. The lecture finished with a short office tour and revision of the information on the evacuation plan and location of the emergency points in our office. As a follow-up of the initiative, we plan to integrate the Occupational Health and Safety training in the on-boarding procedure for new colleagues.
Keeping in mind that our actions as well as the lack of them can have a great impact on our employees, we have taken this opportunity to once again remind ourselves about the great value of a speak-up mentality. We encourage our team to share feedback – to the benefit and safety of everyone!
> Open “Principles of prevention” by the German Social Accident Insurance (pdf, 136kB)
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