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Do you work in an office and spend most of the day sitting down? Then varying your position is absolutely crucial. This will not only prevent discomfort, you will feel noticeably better as well.
Do you sometimes suffer from pain in your hands, wrists, arms, neck or shoulders? Then you may be suffering from mouse arm, RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) or CTS (carpal tunnel syndrome). If you don’t tackle the problem correctly, it can become so severe that you lose your ability to work. Five tips for preventing this from happening.
A problem that is (too) often not afforded enough attention is hearing protection at work. Hearing problems are often underestimated as occupational illnesses pursuant to circumstances on the shop floor. It appears that approximately 10% of the workers are confronted with noise levels that can lead to hearing damage. In other words, the problem may not be minimised, on the contrary.
Sound levels in business offices can be reduced in various manners. Acoustic panels that are mounted on the walls or the ceiling are one possibility, but this is often a drastic change. Mobile sound-absorbing screens are often used as cost-efficient alternatives that are easy to install. Indeed, these screens are not only sound insulating, they also create the required privacy and often improve the speaking and sound quality in call centers, conference rooms and open-plan offices.
Modern offices are mostly organised in the form of open spaces, which causes the traditional separation between the different work spaces to fall away. Those open spaces are definitely a step forwards, but only on condition that a few rules of thumb are taken into consideration. Some advantages of the open-plan office that spring to mind are: stronger team spirit, more effortless operations on joint projects, stronger form of communication, etc.
Prevent your employees from suffering hearing damage. Provide them with banded earplugs, headphones and earplugs. People who are regularly exposed to noise will suffer hearing loss sooner or later. If hearing loss has been detected in one of your employees, then hearing protection will prevent further damage.
A standing desk, also called a desk adjustable in height, is the new trend in the Belgian office world. It is well known that many people get back problems at the office. Therefore it is important to have a desk adjustable in height where you can sit at as well as stand behind.
A qualitative chair is necessary for your own comfort. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to make the right choice : which type is the best and how can you adapt its settings ? Next, you will find an overview of all specific characteristics and some advice for use.
Does your workspace fit like a glove? Or do you sometimes suffer from pain in your neck, shoulders or arms? Three tips for ergonomic workspaces.
When fatigue strikes during work standing behind a standing desk, you want to rest. However, with an anti-fatigue mat that is no longer necessary!
Fatigue symptoms are in the past with the anti-fatigue mats of JM Bruneau. They are perfect to use for standing employees or for behind a standing desk. It will ensure a higher comfort on a hard surface and will lower the fatigue of the employees. In short, a must have for all standing employees: the anti-fatigue mat!
Sustainability is a concept that has also found its way into the office world. Most companies have taken considerable environmentally friendly measures and that trend will increase in the years to come. The waste-lean office is increasingly becoming an accepted concept. That means that the contents of the waste container must be carefully scrutinised.