Each year, approximately 1 percent of all office employees suffer a disabling on the job accident. While this is only one quarter the rate for other occupations, it is still serious enough that every office workers must be provided with safety training and be included in the employee safety program.
The MEL provides an on-line office safety orientation at no charge to the members. This program is also available through the MEL’s learning management system so that members can record who has taken the program.
Almost half of office related accidents involve slips and falls. The MEL’s video Smart Moves to Avoid Falling Down addresses that issue.
Many administrative and managerial employees are also injured in vehicle accidents while traveling on appointments. All personnel who operate vehicles (either employer or employee owned) on business must be included in the vehicle safety program including driver license checks and periodic training.