4 Reasons Your Utility Operations Center Needs Height-Adjustable Consoles

Posted by Ken Carson on Nov 18, 2020 7:40:53 AM

 

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Topics: Employee Health, Ergonomics, Features, Command Centers, Pre-Planning

When Your New Toolbelt is a Desk: Coming in from the Field with Leg Clearance & Posture

Posted by Ken Carson on Oct 15, 2020 12:46:43 PM

 

 


Out in the field, in extreme temperatures, at risk every day, you dream of a cushy desk job. But you’ve seen Office Space, right? Are you just trading in your toolbelt for a TPS report?

It doesn’t have to be that way. When you make the transition from the field to a utility control center or dispatch center, your office and desk can be just as comfortable as your coveralls, turnout gear or climbing gear. Read on for 6 tips from people who’ve successfully made the switch!

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Topics: Employee Health, Ergonomics, Features, Healthcare, Pricing, Dispatch, Utilities, Transportation, & Casinos, Fun

Ergonomic Design: Protecting Your Lower Body with Leg Clearance & Posture

Posted by Ken Carson on Oct 7, 2020 7:35:15 AM

 

 


“We have clearance, Clarence.”

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Topics: Employee Health, Ergonomics, Design, Features, Detailed Overview

Ergonomic Design: Protecting Your Shoulders & Wrists

Posted by Ken Carson on Sep 25, 2020 8:47:39 AM

 

 



If you could make a few easy changes in your life that would prevent long-term harm, would you? Of course, you think. But if that were the case, diets, bankruptcies, and computer (and maybe non-computer) viruses would be a thing of the past. But we Americans like to let things go and then look for a quick fix.

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Topics: Employee Health, Ergonomics, Design, Features, Detailed Overview, Pre-Planning

WFH Radiology Done Right

Posted by Ken Carson on Sep 10, 2020 11:58:12 AM

 

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Topics: Employee Health, Ergonomics, Design, Features, Healthcare, Brief Overview

Ergonomic Design: Protecting Your Eyes, Neck, & Shoulders

Posted by Ken Carson on Aug 21, 2020 7:51:52 AM

 

 



Last weekend, I traveled to California for a wedding and drove a rental car. The whole time I was there, I couldn’t quite get the seat and headrest adjusted comfortably—at least not while still seeing out the window to drive. I ended up sitting through the wedding with a crick in my neck, pining for the memory seats in my car.

This served as a stark reminder of the importance of ergonomics. Our work environments need to be designed for the human factor to prevent injury, decrease muscle fatigue and increase productivity. Good design can do everything from preventing repetitive stress injuries and eye strain to solving trip hazards and keeping employees alert and engaged.

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Topics: Employee Health, Ergonomics, Design, Features, Healthcare, Detailed Overview

Monitor Arms vs. Monitor Arrays: Introducing Rollervision (NEW VIDEO)

Posted by David Carson on Jun 5, 2020 7:09:49 PM

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Monitor arms may seem like a good idea at first, but generally they require the user(s) to make a viewing adjustment for each individual monitor. This is a significant problem that compromises the potential for proper ergonomic benefits.

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Topics: Ergonomics, Features, Detailed Overview, Dispatch, Featuring a Video or Photo Gallery

How Important Is the Lift Capacity of a Dispatch or Command Center Console? (NEW VIDEO)

Posted by Ken Carson on Jun 4, 2020 9:36:32 AM

WeightCapacity.jpgWhen you're shopping for a new dispatch or command center console, you want to get something that will hold up to the abuse of a 911 dispatch center. Let’s face it; 24/7 use is tough on any equipment. The actual furniture itself takes even more abuse with the constant physical contact.

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Topics: Ergonomics, Accessories, Features, Dispatch, Xybix vs. Competitors, Featuring a Video or Photo Gallery

Ergonomics & Your Health: Preventative Best Practices You Can Start Today (NEW VIDEO)

Posted by Doug Herman on May 11, 2020 11:30:51 AM

 

If I said, “Your employees need an ergonomically correct workplace," you may bristle. But if I said, "Your employees will be more comfortable and more productive, and they’ll likely complain less,” I’ll bet your ears just perked up.

Ergonomics is the critical component here. Not only is does it provide a workplace standard, but it also sends a message to your team that you care.

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Topics: Employee Health, Ergonomics, Features, Brief Overview, Featuring a Video or Photo Gallery

How Much and How Long Should I Sit or Stand at my Desk?

Posted by Kathleen Utley on Mar 19, 2020 3:14:18 PM



How much and how long should I sit or stand at my desk?
There is no perfect combo for this because everyone is different. Here is what we do know; static standing all the time is harmful for you, and too much sedentary activty, such as sitting, is harmful too. It begs the question, what is the perfect combo? What combination works for you, might not work for the next person. Experts recommend, breaking it up or alternating between positions. This is actually what is best for the body – in its simplest form, we are talking about movement.

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Topics: Employee Health, Ergonomics, Brief Overview