Occupational health and safety is the field of public health that studies trends in illnesses and injuries in the worker population and proposes and implements strategies and regulations to prevent them.

Office work has been traditionally associated with the idea of comfort and labour risks absence. However, nothing could be further from the truth following the modern concept of health. These risks, since they are not easily seen, are dangerous. Nowadays, besides from the accidents for lack of security (falls, fires, etc.), other problems are produced in the office. They might be more hidden than others, yet not less important. They have a lot to do with workstations ergonomic (Furniture, lighting, noise...). We are talking about muscle pain, allergies, vision problems, stress or mental and physical fatigue.

This handbook will show you how the most common accidents in your workplace can be avoided, as well as how to work in safety.


There’s a new idea in occupational health: this idea is psychological health and safety. Psychological health and safety is about safeguarding the psychological health of employees.


A psychologically healthy and safe workplace is one that promotes employees’ psychological well-being and actively works to prevent harm to employee psychological health due to negligent, reckless or intentional acts. 

While psychological health and psychological safety are deserving of equal protection, it is important to note that from a strategic perspective, ensuring safety (in the sense of preventing psychological harm) is a prerequisite to the promotion of health.