Effective Design of Office Space

Checklist

Answer “Yes” or “No.”

Pathways are clear at all times, and accommodate a wheelchair, scooter, walker or other equipment for workers who are mobility-impaired.

Drawers are closed completely after every use.

Office furniture is positioned to avoid excessive bending, twisting, and leaning backward while seated.

Electrical cords and wires are secured away from walkways.

A stepladder is always used for overhead reaching.

Chairs are never be used as ladders.

Objects co-workers may have left on the floor are picked up.

Loose carpeting or damaged flooring is reported to the appropriate person for repair.

Workers are encouraged never to carry anything that obscures vision.

File cabinets are positioned so that falls are avoided when the file drawer is pulled out.

Workers are trained never to open more than one file drawer at a time to avoid the cabinet toppling over.

They are trained to always close file drawers when they leave the cabinet area.

Machines such as typewriters are positioned on sturdy tables or desks.

Warning signs are posted if there is potential injury from doors that open from the other side.