Case 9- Employee Health and Safety

Case 9- Employee Health and Safety - CASE- HEALTH AND...

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CASE- HEALTH AND SAFETY At first glance, a dot-com is one of the last places you'd expect to find potential safety and health hazards-or so Jennifer and Mel thought. There's no danger of moving machinery, no high-pressure lines, no cutting or heavy lifting, and certainly no forklift trucks. However, there are safety and health problems. In terms of accident-causing conditions, for instance, the one thing dot-com companies have is lots of cables and wires. There are cables connecting the computers to each other and to the servers, and in many cases separate cables running from some computers to separate printers. There are 10 telephones in the office, all on 15-foot phone lines that always seem to be snaking around chairs and tables. There is, in fact, an astonishing amount of cable considering this is an office with less than 10 employees. When the installation specialists wired the office (for electricity, high-speed DSL, phone lines, burglar alarms, and computers), they estimated they used well over 5 miles of cables of one sort or another. Most of these are hidden in the walls or ceilings, but many of them snake their way from desk to desk,
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