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A Step by Step Guide to Setting Up Your Height Adjustable Workstation

Posted by Andy Reetz on Feb 25, 2014 3:50:00 PM

XybixHeightAdjustableWorkstationsBy now, most of you have heard about the health risks of sitting for extended periods of time. A height adjustable workstation or desk will give you the most flexibility, because it allows you to move easily between sitting and standing. So, the next logical question you might ask is 'how do you know what height to adjust your desk to?' A standing desk won’t do a whole lot of good, if you’re hunched over the keyboard to type or craning your neck to read your email. When setting up a height adjustable workstation, there are two positions you want to consider; seated and standing. Both are specific to each individual who uses the workstation.

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Topics: Technical Furniture, Height Adjustable Workstations, Ergonomics, QUICK TIPS, Command Center Console Furniture, Call Center Furniture, Dispatch Consoles

Treadmill and Bike Desks for 911 Dispatch: Weighing out the Benefits

Posted by Kathleen Babcook on Dec 10, 2013 4:20:00 PM

XybixHealth

The most obvious impact of a treadmill or bike desk is on the worker: increased caloric burn, energy, and mitigation of the worst effects of sitting still all day long. (See Xybix's previous blog post).

But let’s get down to brass tacks:
What about a 911 dispatch operation itself?

1.  Are these new systems really going to increase productivity and responsiveness in the short and long-term? 

2.  Are they smart investments for dispatch managers?
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Topics: Health, Height Adjustable Workstations, Treadmill and Bike Desks, Dispatch Consoles

911 Dispatch Center "Conveniences?" Can You Give Them What They Want?

Posted by Kathleen Babcook on Nov 13, 2013 4:41:00 PM

"Oh, PLEASE...Oh, Please..."

Making 911 comm center dispatchers comfortable, happy and reducing stress is a top priority for any dispatch supervisor or manager. So what about the other "conveniences" dispatch employees often want to see incorporated into their center and dare I say "beg" for?

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Topics: Height Adjustable Workstations, Ergonomics, Dispatch Consoles, Accessories

Security Consoles: Making Steps Toward Updating

Posted by Kathleen Babcook on Oct 18, 2013 3:45:00 PM

Out with the 'Old' and in with the 'New'Old vs New Xybix

Sitting at your desk, looking at computer monitors or having a job that requires sitting for extended periods of time, can cause a great deal of physical stress on your body. Unfortunately, this type of sedentary work is all too common in industries such as 911 dispatch, security, public safety and more.  

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Topics: Technical Furniture, Health, Height Adjustable Workstations, Security Console Furniture, Ergonomics, Dispatch Consoles

Five Dispatch Center Design Tips That Won't Break the Bank

Posted by Kathleen Babcook on Oct 8, 2013 4:01:00 PM

Dispatch Center Design Tips that won't break the bankWe are all affected by our working environment.

Dispatch center staff members, like other professionals, are only as effective as their space allows, and with significant stressors at play every workday, their stakes are especially high. Your team stands to gain as much as anyone else from smart design.

Here are five dispatch center design tips for turning your workplace into an asset.

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Topics: Height Adjustable Workstations, Ergonomics, Dispatch Consoles

Height Adjustable Desks for the 21st Century Employee

Posted by Kathleen Babcook on Sep 27, 2013 2:25:00 PM

Sit or Stand XybixIt is suggested that prolonged sitting can be bad for your health, but what's really worth noting is the metabolic consequences such as resting blood pressure, triglycerides, cholesterol and cardiovascular disease biomarkers. The American Cancer Society states that mortality rates increase by 37 percent in women who sit for more than 6 hours per day. The same was true for 18 percent of men. 

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Topics: Health, Height Adjustable Workstations, Security Console Furniture, Call Center Furniture, Dispatch Consoles

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