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Workplace quiz reveals whether your place of work is a health and safety nightmare

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Andrews Air Quality, which commissioned the research, said: “There are no doubt some majorly varying workplaces across the country when it comes to health and safety. “And while there are lots of obvious dangers that can befall you at work, like being in a busy warehouse environment, many risks are a lot more low key.“Things like not sitting at a properly-configured desk day in and day out, for example, can play havoc with your back.“And air quality is also tremendously important, especially now we are in a world where Covid exists and fresh air is absolutely vital.”Just over half of the 2,000 working adults polled have been injured at work – from a scratch to a broken bone.And the main cause of injury risk was deemed to be mental – overworked employees at risk of burnout (27%).Another 23% regularly work around cables they believe could be a tripping hazard, while 19% say they don’t get any natural light.A further one in five have worked places that have had spillages that have not been cleaned up, and 15% have seen plug sockets overloaded with electrical items.One in four respondents confess to not knowing their company’s fire policy – and the same amount have reported a health hazard, only to see it ignored.As many as three in ten have actually quit a job because they felt it was too dangerous, according to the data.More than a tenth (13%) of office workers report their office windows don’t open, depriving them of a fresh breeze.And yet one in three (34%) believe the only “really dangerous” workplaces are physical ones like building sites or warehouses – not offices.And almost three-quarters (seven in ten) say offices are simply not dangerous workplaces at all.The spokesman for Andrews Air Quality added:.

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