Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Ergonomics articles below.
Funded by the American Society of Interior Designers Foundation’s Transform Grant, a year-long study found adjustable workstations beneficial in reducing inactivity in and outside of the workplace.
Freedesk Personal Space and Freedesk Lap Top Stand help contribute to an active, productive, and healthy everyday life.
Findings from CoreNet Global and CBRE Group found that a proactive focus on employee health delivers increased engagement and retention rates.
The company is recognized for sustainable manufacturing practices for its ergonomic Float height-adjustable table and Diffrient Smart task chair.
Poor posture, incorrect computer monitor positioning, and prolonged seating can all cause damage to the body. Without the proper training, this routine behavior puts added stress that not only causes worker discomfort, but can cost a company thousands of dollars in worker compensation.
Most Americans experience vision problems due to overexposure to computers. The American Optometric Association suggests five simple steps to relieve digital eye strain at work.
Low back pain is one of the most common causes of job-related disabilities, influencing employee productivity and ultimately significantly impacting the economic well-being of a business.
This new sensor technology complements workplace wellness programs and fosters employee productivity and health.
The winners of Humantech, Inc.'s ninth annual Find It – Fix it Challenge have been selected from over 170 entries from 33 companies located in 19 countries.
Paying attention to important aspects of workplace design – from office layout to ergonomic products and desk accessories – can help you create a comfortable workplace that inspires creativity and productivity, according to this infographic from Office Depot.
With a compact and versatile design, the Quick Cart provides a discreet appearance as cleaning staff perform their work.
Office occupants can work more comfortably with this adjustable desktop addition.
Sitting too much can be unhealthy, but there is substantial evidence that productivity increases with the regular use of a stand-up desk.
Niels Diffrient died on June 8, 2013 at the age of 84. This Q&A from the Today's Facility Manager archives illustrates how one of the top human factors designers came from humble beginnings to sprout impressive roots. It has been retrieved in his honor. From the October 2002 issue.
This electric tug is a self contained, battery powered, walk-behind power mover that aids workers in moving heavy parts and equipment. Typical applications include moving materials from receiving to processing or assembly areas in a variety of industries.
The low to moderate levels of compliance with health and safety regulations have hindered the growth of the fall protection market in North America. However, with regulatory bodies cracking down on non-compliant companies, the market for fall protection gear is set to accelerate and reach $670.5 million in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate of 5.7%.
Economic factors and fear are leading to increased levels of stress; evidence clearly links stress to physical symptoms and workplace injury. Reduced staffing levels leading to greater pressures on remaining staff and a lack of job security has resulted in one in four workers experiencing more stress now than a year ago. These findings come from a poll conducted by Electoral Form Research.
This new workstation fosters healthy movement.
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