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Quick wins for healthier, quieter workplaces

HEALTHIER Fresh air and clean air filters Clogged air filters lower the air quality and decrease HVAC efficiency by as much as 15%. Simply airing out an office – weather and pollen count permitting – clears away those same mold spores, germs, and viruses. Safer cleaning products The Safer Choice label on a cleaning product […]

Proven paths to healthier workplaces

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the average workday was 7.9 hours. Now, as many Americans return to office and commercial buildings, human health in those environments has become more important than ever! Varied certification and accreditation programs respond to today’s public health needs. These programs provide standards that can […]
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How employee wellness programs support sustainability

What do employee wellness programs have to do with sustainability? If employees endure a stressful state of being for a long period of time, they experience burnout. This affects a company’s overall productivity and profitability. How does one sustain a stressful environment, attend to numerous job demands and sustain a work-life balance? We could write […]
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Robotic carts boost ergonomics and safety for TSA officers

In summer, 2018, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened nearly 165 million pieces of checked baggage.[1] Some were flagged for additional scrutiny. TSA officers would then lift and drag the often-heavy luggage to inspection tables. The repetitive lifting and twisting motions subjected TSA officers to potential back injuries. Fortunately, mobile inspection tables now offer an […]

Workplace sensors help to get the job done

Healthy workplaces with optimal temperature and air quality can boost productivity. A 2014 study published by the National Center for Biotechnical Information measured a 38.56% impact on job performance as a result of temperature extremes. In commercial and office buildings, sensors help ensure comfort and safety within the environment. Here is how they boost workplace […]

The essentials of effective green cleaning

Some of the largest nationwide and franchised cleaning services, including Jan-Pro, Majestic, and Vanguard now offer green cleaning. The benefits of effectiveness, improved indoor air quality, reduced-pollution, and workplace wellness make green cleaning a compelling service. A service may limit their definition of green cleaning to their preferred natural or environmentally friendly cleaning products. That’s a […]
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Better nutrition boosts workplace wellness

Workplace wellness should be easy. After an hour or so of focused progress, get up, stretch, and maybe refill the water bottle from the break room sink. There, in many offices, perils await. Where did those doughnuts come from? A well-meaning and generous manager or coworker may have brought them in. The box sits open […]
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It’s time to inspire workplace sense-ability

The sights, sounds, and scents within an office can boost the morale and productivity of the people working there. Regardless of the tasks we perform, our senses are with us. Even when in “heads-down” mode, we see, hear, and inhale the atmosphere of an office. When the office atmosphere is pleasing, the positive human factors […]
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Is Your Building a Healthy Building?

The business benefits of healthier buildings are driving increased attention across the design and construction industry. While Facility Managers assess, monitor, and care for a building, the building itself can do much for its owners. The benefits are quite visible as balance sheet line items. Workplace enhancements boost employee health and well-being, enhancing productivity. Government […]