National Administrative Professionals Day April 24

Topics: Agent Resources

Before there was an Administrative Professionals Day, there was “National Secretaries Week” created in 1952 by Charles W. Sawyer, U.S. Secretary of Commerce. While this day of recognition has changed several times over the years to coincide with the ever-changing roles of administrative employees, the purpose of it remains the same. In honor of National Administrative Professionals Day, let’s all take a moment to recognize the hard work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists and other administrative support professionals everywhere.

Celebrate Administrative Professional Day

Occupational Risks for Administrative Professionals: Office Workplace Hazards & Safety Issues

Working in an office might seem like a profession with minimal occupational hazards. Compared to say, a construction worker, you’d be right – but that doesn’t mean it’s not without its fair share of risks. Let’s take a closer look at some of the risks that professionals face in an office space:

• Slips and falls in the workplace
• Strains from repetitive tasks like typing on a keyboard or from lifting heavy office supplies (boxes of paper, for example)
Eye strain from looking at a computer screen for extended periods of time
Ergonomic injuries from improper back support from your chair, computer screen too high/low, etc.

Find out more about other office risks and safety tips for minimizing them.

Workers’ Compensation Coverage

When it comes to writing a workers’ comp policy for administration/office work and other office-based occupations, we generally look for:

• No more than 75 employees at any one location
• Location within building (what floor the office occupies)
• For law firms – criminal defense firms are less preferred
• For architects – we prefer incidental field exposures
• Limited/no exposures in prisons/correctional institutes

Protect your administration/office clients with workers’ compensation coverage from AmTrust. For more information, please contact us today.

This material is for informational purposes only. Neither AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. nor any of its subsidiaries or affiliates represents or warrants that the information contained herein is appropriate or suitable for any specific business or legal purpose. Readers seeking resolution of specific questions should consult their business and/or legal advisors. Coverages may vary by location. Contact your local RSM for more information.

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