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.
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.