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The office may not be as safe as you think. Here are ten things you should look out for at work:

#10 - Co-workers stealing

Marketwatch.com interviewed a security consultant who says you'd be surprised at the number of co-workers who steal somebody else's smartphone, i-Pad, or other expensive device and he says it's not the janitors and guards who always get blamed.

#9 - Office temperature

Battles over the thermostat. Somebody's always freezing and somebody else is boiling hot. The comfort zone starts around 73 degrees, according to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

#8 - No walls

When those cubical walls come down and everybody's supposed to be one happy team, what you really learn is who's got money problems and who's got relationship problems because you can hear everything they talk about.

#7 - Shrinking leg room

It's not just the airlines with this problem. A facilities management association has found that individual office space has shrunk more than 20% for middle managers since 1994.

#6 - Bed bugs

Yes many office have them. Just ask any exterminator.

#5 - Gross Co-workers

A study found that humans contribute three quarters of the bacteria at work. Men's offices have more bacteria than women's but the ladies are gross, too. They've got bacteria on their makeup cases, phones, and purses.

#4 - Eye Strain

The move toward greener buildings is leading to big windows in office buildings. That lets in lots of light and cuts down on energy cost but it also puts a glare in your eyes when you're trying to do work on the computer.

#3 - Sitting Still

Marketwatch points to research showing that body loses 20 to 25% of it's goof cholesterol and becomes insulin-resistant after a full day of sitting. That leads to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and an early grave.

#2 - Sick building syndrome

This can be caused by mold, bad ventilation, chemicals and other pollutants.

#1 - Falling/Slipping

286 people in administrative and support jobs died in 2011 and the most common cause involved slipping, tripping or falling.

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