|Despite common beliefs that the office provides a safe environment in which
to work, many hazards exist which cause thousands of injuries and health problems each
year among office workers. Since one-third of the work force is in offices, even low rates
of work-related injuries and illnesses can have an immense impact on employee safety and
Todays modern offices are substantially different from the office environment of 20 years ago. Sweeping changes have occurred in the American workplace as a result of new office technology and automation of office equipment. Consequently, office workers are faced with many more hazards.