You're not alone if every now and then you dream of picking up a baseball bat and taking some "Office Space"-style revenge on the company copy machine. If you're not careful, though, a copier can damage more than just your TPS reports.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) warns that copiers pose hazards to office employees by leaking toxic chemicals and emitting excessive light that can be harmful to eyes. To keep workers safe, copy machines should be routinely serviced, and their document covers should always be closed while in use. Individuals should avoid direct skin contact with leaking chemicals and clean any spills immediately. Finally, the machine should be in a well-ventilated area to avoid indoor air pollution.