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Adminstrative Assistant

Physical Danger

For an Administrative assistant, the biggest risk of physical injury comes in the form of a sore lower back or carpal tunnel syndrome. But these are very real risks so make sure you have a good mouse and that your desk is the right height.

There is a small chance that you will be the front line of defense as the face of the organization when a disgruntled customer comes knocking (see Stress). In this case, we recommend that you take full advantage of another extraordinarily important member of the support staff: the security guard.