Posts Tagged ‘ergonomic workstations’

How can Ergonomic Furniture improve Workplace Safety for your Aging Workforce?

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Office Workforce Safety

As you may notice, the demographics of the workforce are quickly changing. More and more American workers are experiencing health problems,particularly related to obesity and aging. How can you reduce the physical strain your office environment puts on your aging workforce?

One of the best ways to tackle this ever growing issue is to utilize high quality ergonomic furniture because more and more retirees tend to work in some capacity outside of traditional work environments to keep them financially stable as well as physically and mentally healthy.

To make sure your office environment is as safe as possible for aging employees, you should hire a professional interior designer to evaluate your work environment and identify how you can best accommodate an aging workforce. Aging employees experience muscle weakness, less  joint mobility and take longer to react to work environments.

Ergonomic furniture can reduce work fatigue and keep your workers comfortable. When your employees can focus on their work duties rather than physical discomfort,  they are more productivity and less likely to be absent from work.

Here are some furniture recommendations and features you may want to include in your workplace environment:

  • Ergonomic grip designs to reduce stress on joints and hands
  • Ergonomic workstations to maintain good  movement for prolonged static positioning
  • Ergonomic office chairs for good lumbar support

The more at ease you can make cross work functionality for your aging workforce,the better.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture offers excellent ergonomic solutions to help you improve workplace safety at the office. We understand how important it is for aging workers to have a good life and work balance.

Explore our ergonomic furniture options to see how we can improve the performance of your workers today by protecting them from strain injuries.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install hospitality furniture. We provide interior design and layout services from start to finish. We can even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Contact Edwards & Hill by clicking here or call us at 301-317-4250 today! We are here to serve you!

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How to make the office more welcoming with ergonomic workstations

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Ergonomic furniture

Are you searching for ways to make your office more welcoming just in time for the holidays? Then it’s time to improve your office navigation and purchase new, comfortable furniture.

The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year. When things are busy, the last thing you want clients or new employees to experience is confusion finding office supplies or equipment. You don’t want your receptionist directing traffic constantly in the office.

The best office designs are simple, spacious and easy to navigate. To improve the work efficiency at your office, you should purchase furniture that fosters an organized and welcoming work culture.

You can start establishing this type of work atmosphere by laying out intersections around the main traffic area of the office. This office design will promote more work collaboration and help employees get to know each other better.

Next give common areas like copying rooms and break rooms pops of color to help employees easily locate office supplies. You can even color code conference rooms to make those spots more visible to visitors of the office. Some great colors to use for common areas are greens and blues.

After designating these common areas, purchase comfortable workstations for your employees.

There’s nothing more beneficial to workers than knowing they have workspaces designed for them to easily find what they need at the right time. Employees also appreciate having workstations that promote good physical health while enhancing their work productivity. To provide your workers a healthy work environment, you should purchase ergonomic furniture such as ergonomic workstations.

Ergonomic workstations are the perfect solution for any office because ergonomic products are designed to reduce physical stress by giving users the opportunity to make adjustments to their workspaces at any given time.

By having adjustable furniture throughout the office, no worker will have to force his or herself to conform to any furniture in the office. A worker that’s in control of his or her work environment is a happy and productive worker.

Studies on office work environments have identified that employees are more efficient when their job satisfaction increases. We recommend buying ergonomic chairs and desks to offer your workers a fully customizable work environment. You should also invest in quality storage units and excellent lighting.

Have a conversation with furniture consultants at Edwards & Hill Office Furniture to identify what type of workstations are best for the work tasks performed at your office.

For example, you should purchase receptionist desks that give easy accessibility to your business telephone lines. If you have an accounting department, buy ergonomic desks that position calculators and computer gadgets closer to users than the telephone lines. There are a wide variety of ergonomic workstations available to meet specific job tasks.

To get started on your office redesign, make a list of all the work activities performed at your office. This will help you select workstations that truly accommodate your workers. You should also make a list of office equipment you will need for each task. Edwards & Hill Office Furniture also provides installation for office audio/visual equipment.

We are here to provide ergonomic furniture for the office to fit your style and budget needs. Come to our showroom to see what office furniture lines we carry.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture. We design and plan office layouts from start to finish. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Contact Edwards & Hill by clicking here or call us at 301-317-4250 today! We are here to serve you!

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http://myturnstone.com/blog/how-to-use-design-to-navigate-your-way-in-the-office/

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How To Utilize Ergonomic Furniture To Increase Employee Productivity

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

It’s the holiday season and a great time to invest in ergonomic office furniture that enhances the workers’ productivity at your business. A workstation is not just a piece of furniture; it’s the companion of workers during those long hours on the job.

There are a variety of ergonomic workstations that can be used in the office. All have different features to help your company best optimize space and improve work productivity.

Ergonomic office chairs, desks, and cabinets all assist in providing a more comfortable, posture-friendly and safe workspace environment.

When a more productive office furniture design is desired for employees, you need to establish complete co-ordination between the user, equipment and the entire work environment. In other words, the workstation designs need to identify the strengths and limitations of the user’s capabilities so it may optimize the well-being of the user’s body to boost productivity.

Good quality desks, chairs, workstations filing cabinets, technology equipment and storage options can all help increase output from workers.

Without comfortable furniture, employees can suffer from musculoskeletal disorders, backache and other severe pains and injuries that hamper their work efforts.

This can all be prevented with furniture designed to enhance comfort while easing the use and functionality of workstations.

For example, ergonomic office chairs have the ability to support the back at all the proper areas. They also feature padded head support, easily adjustable posture settings, and footrests to assist with circulation while taking pressure off the lower backs of users.

Ergonomically designed office desks can provide adjustable heights to create easy transitions from seated workstations to a standing ones. This will allow users to maximize clever use of workspace for supplies. The goal is to create a workstation environment where all worker needs are at a close reach to avoid unnecessary stretching. This can be established with ergonomic desks and workstations that feature designated spaces for computer wires, cords and various attachments so that the perfect angles for these accessories are always available.

The following tips will help you buy the best ergonomic office furniture for your needs:

Don’t just follow office furniture trends. You need to look at long-term factors such as office space, the nature of work in the office, economical restraints, and your employees’ strengths and needs.

Do your research. See what ergonomic furniture is available on the market and narrow down your list of furniture purchasing to what will actually suit your office requirements.

Shop for ergonomic office furniture that will minimize fatigue of workers. It’s not just about having a worker-friendly environment. You need to always be seeking ways to improve production to increase business revenue. The features of ergonomic office furniture will provide so many creative ways to enhance worker productivity while providing the office a total makeover that’s good for not just individual workers but the company as a whole.

At Edwards and Hill, we are here to provide you with office furniture choices that will fit every segment of the office to achieve the look you want for your interior design. Click here to review the office furniture lines Edwards & Hill Office Furniture has available.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture. We design and plan office layouts. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Review what Ergonomic Office Furniture products and services our divisions, Furniture Division and Multi-Media Division, can provide to you today.

Contact Edwards & Hill by clicking here or call us at 410.884.8450 today! We are here to serve you!

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Source: http://www.businessblogshub.com/2012/10/office-furniture-for-a-more-productive-you/