WARNING: Know These 3 Things Before You Touch That Sanitizing Wand

Posted by Ken Carson on Jul 7, 2020 8:31:49 AM

 

"I cannot stress enough that these specifically designed UVC light sources are not safe for humans or pets.”

Ultraviolet light (UVC) sanitizing wands are flooding the COVID-cleaning market, and I’m more than a little concerned. Touted as a means of cleaning COVID19 germs out of… everything (your workstation, office, skin), here's what's even more unsettling. Sellers of these "magic wands" are advertising relentlessly to mission-critical facilities, including dispatch and command and control centers.

Before you even touch a UVC sanitizing wand, read this.

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Topics: Employee Health, Cleaning & Sanitation, Customer Service & Troubleshooting

Why 3D Laminate Desktops are the Cleanest (2-MIN VIDEO)

Posted by Robin Bond on Jun 29, 2020 10:14:24 AM

 

"The average office desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet seat."

If you have old-school “edge-banded” desktops in your 24/7 work environment, they’re hiding a dirty secret: The average office desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet seat.

Why? Because germs can easily hide in the seams of traditional edge-banded desks. Gross, right? Even worse is how quickly your team of mission-critical operators can get sick when exposed to harmful bacteria. This can increase illness and absenteeism among those who serve the public 24/7: dispatchers, command center operators, and radiologists.

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Topics: Employee Health, Features, Detailed Overview, Cleaning & Sanitation, Xybix vs. Competitors

Mission-Critical Operations Require Change in the Post-Pandemic World: My Top 7 Predictions

Posted by Ken Carson on Apr 17, 2020 9:43:20 AM

 

There’s been plenty of talk about what the world will look like post-pandemic. This includes non-essential folks returning to work—and a new reality for mission-critical operations who never stopped working. I see several specific and tangible solutions, some involving cloud technologies, that will likely serve mission-critical infrastructure in the immediate future and beyond.

Here are my top seven predictions, working from the small-scale ideas to the large.

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Topics: Employee Health, Design, Healthcare, Cleaning & Sanitation, Dispatch, Command Centers

How Do I Disinfect My Xybix Workstation?

Posted by Robin Bond on Mar 17, 2020 10:08:49 AM

Use the right cleaning products and techniques to protect your workstations and consoles from germs that cause COVID-19.

Our family at Xybix Systems, Inc. values the health and safety of our loyal customers. We are working diligently to answer accurately and thoroughly your many questions about COVID-19 as it relates to your Xybix products.

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Topics: Employee Health, Healthcare, Cleaning & Sanitation, Dispatch, Command Centers, Customer Service & Troubleshooting

Should I Choose 3D Laminate or Traditional HPL for My Workstation?

Posted by Robin Bond on Mar 12, 2020 3:24:21 PM

 

Buying a new workstation for your mission-critical operations center can feel more complicated than buying a new car. With so many features and options available, each with its claims as the “best choice,” it’s easy to get “analysis paralysis.”

Should you choose straight desks or curved? Monitor arms or arrays? And what about the surface materials for your console desktop? Which material is going to provide the most durable, comfortable and attractive desktop?

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Topics: Features, Healthcare, Cleaning & Sanitation, Dispatch, Command Centers, Xybix vs. Competitors

10 Tips to Prevent the Spread of Flu and Coronavirus at Work

Posted by Robin Bond on Feb 17, 2020 6:28:21 AM

Each flu season, we share tips with our customers on how to keep their workstations clean. Shared workspaces—common in settings like control and command centers, dispatch and healthcare—are especially vulnerable; with frequent shift changes, operators are likely to be occupying the same workstations as their colleagues. While Coronavirus and the flu—both making headlines as the number of cases rise—are not the same virus, the preventive measures are largely the same.

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Topics: Employee Health, Healthcare, Detailed Overview, Cleaning & Sanitation, Dispatch, Command Centers, Fun & Morale

5 Tips on How to Keep your Dispatch Furniture Looking Like New

Posted by Maria Teruel on Feb 22, 2018 2:10:22 PM

Clean.gifYou know that feeling when you get a new car? At first, it’s all shiny and new. You take extra care with the buttons, and you do everything possible to avoid spills and stains. The experience of getting new dispatch furniture brings up all of the same feels! After some time, however, your furniture will naturally experience some wear and tear, and you’ll need to do a little spring cleaning.

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Topics: Employee Health, Cleaning & Sanitation, Brief Overview, Customer Service & Troubleshooting

Dust in the Wind: Dust in your 911 Comm Center?

Posted by Ken Carson on Nov 16, 2017 3:56:38 PM

DustintheWind.gifGrowing up in the ‘70s, “Dust in the Wind” by Kansas became one of my favorite songs of all time. Now that I have a house and teenagers, I don’t like actual dust at all. It seems to come from everywhere, and I know this is even more true in your 911 Comm Center. With 24/7 staffing and the constant action in the room, there is a ton of dust. So, how do you get rid of it?

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Topics: Employee Health, Features, Cleaning & Sanitation

3 Quick Cable Management Hacks You Can Implement Now

Posted by Kathleen Utley on Sep 27, 2017 11:45:56 AM

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Cable management (or the lack thereof) is a HOT topic for public safety professionals, especially 911 dispatchers.

“Ugh, our cables just hang down.”

“ We end up unplugging things, and we can’t use our height-adjustable tables.”

These are sentiments I’ve heard time and time again. Poorly managed cables can be a recipe for disaster, even for the cleanest of Comm Centers. This can lead to stress in an already stressful environment. In recent years, several dispatch console manufacturers have made improvements to their cable management. While this is a step in the right direction, you’re probably wondering what you can do NOW instead of having to resort to purchasing new furniture.

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Topics: Features, Cleaning & Sanitation

Stress at Work for 911 Dispatch: 4 Ways to Improve Your Work Area

Posted by Kathleen Utley on May 9, 2017 6:00:00 AM

We all know by now that stress can be a huge issue for those in 911 dispatch. But, what if you could eliminate some stress with a few helpful suggestions, would you? Well, what about something as simple as improving your work area? Yes, the place where you spend a significant amount of time at during your work day. Think it’s worth a try to reduce stress and dissatisfaction? I do. So here are my tips for improving your work area:

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Topics: Employee Health, Features, Cleaning & Sanitation