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At AurStaff, safety in the workplace is a priority. Read our latest safety tips.


Guard Against Accidents Waiting in Your Workplace

Think your workplace is safe just because you don't deal with explosives, heavy equipment, toxic chemicals, or the threat of zombie attacks? Think again. Here's a list of the most common causes of workplace injury that every organization (and employee) should guard against:

  • Overexertion. Pace yourself so your efforts don't lead to fatigue and accidents.
  • Slipping and tripping. Keep your floor free of boxes, cords, and any other obstacles that might cause a tumble.
  • Falls from heights. Don't climb on your chair or desk to change a light bulb. Get a good ladder and use it safely.
  • Overreacting. You might jump back to avoid one accident-and cause another one. Stay alert to what's happening all around you.
  • Falling objects. Be careful not to stack boxes too high or cram cabinets so full they're apt to fall over.
  • Equipment. Even if the biggest or most complex machine in your office is the photocopier, be sure everyone knows how to operate your equipment safely.
  • Repetitive motion. Excessive computer work or any other kind of task that requires constant repetitive movement can cause injury over time.