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: Health, Ergonomics, QUICK TIPS, Monitors, Lighting, Eye Strain, Standing Desks

Eye Strain for Radiologists: Bias Lighting Could Be The Solution

Posted by Kristen Nielsen on May 16, 2019 11:55:29 AM

shifty eyes GIF by Gabo LaraHealthcare professionals are the ones everyone turns to for life’s ailments, but this doesn’t make them immune to their own health risks. 

With the advancements in technology and reading, radiologists have found themselves confined to long hours behind a desk and in front of computer screens. With this shift comes various visual and musculoskeletal problems that are related to excessive computer use.

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Topics: Ergonomics, PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, Lighting, Eye Strain, Imaging Desks, Healthcare Command Center, Healthcare, Radiology

Solution to Disruptions & Interruptions: A Status Indicator Light for 911 Dispatch

Posted by Kathleen Utley on May 14, 2019 9:24:16 AM

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“I’m on the phone!”

Never has that phrase been more important than when you’re taking a 911 call where your every bit of attention needs to be to the caller on the other end of the phone. You’re responsible for asking questions, gathering information on the emergency as well as dispatching fire, police or an ambulance. Heck, that’s a lot of pressure! Not to mention, you’re also being recorded on the line.

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Topics: Lighting, Accessories, Features, Communications Center, Climate Control

What's with the Eagle? Xybix's Eagle Dispatch Consoles Unwrapped

Posted by A Previous Xybix Employee on Jun 28, 2018 9:47:30 AM

eagleYou’ve heard a lot lately about Xybix's new Eagle Line of Dispatch Consoles, but what exactly is the “Eagle Difference”? Let us explain...

What’s the Eagle Difference?

Can you picture that black edge that practically EVERY piece of industrial furniture you’ve seen since you were in grade school has? You know, the stuff that looks like it belongs on a bumper car?

Well, it’s gone. G-O-N-E! Gone with the wind! You get the picture.

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Topics: Height Adjustable Workstations, Ergonomics, Lighting, Cabling, Accessories, Standing Desks, Features

4 Ways to Boost Morale & Refresh Your Comm Center for the Holidays

Posted by Maria Teruel on Nov 6, 2017 8:59:24 AM

holidays.gifThe end of the year means budget submittals are upon us! Oh, and the HOLIDAYS...yes, I said it! Maybe you don't need new dispatch consoles, but you want to revamp your Comm Center and give it a refresh. Adding some small things to your center is a great way to boost morale.  So, with the upcoming holidays and unavoidable chaos here are 4 ways you can spruce up your center without breaking the bank:

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Topics: Treadmill and Bike Desks, Lighting, Dispatch Consoles, Morale

4 Types of Lighting in a 911 Dispatch Center

Posted by Ken Carson on Apr 27, 2017 1:57:26 PM

4 Types of Lighting in a 911 Dispatch Center.jpgThere are four types of lighting in a 911 dispatch center. There isn’t a right or wrong way to go about it, and each center utilizes a different approach when it comes to illumination. Similarly, each shift will use lighting differently based on the preferences of dispatchers and the time of day. Heck, even each dispatcher will have a different opinion on which lighting option is best for them.

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Topics: Lighting

See The Light: Status Indicator Lights for 911 Comm Centers

Posted by A Previous Xybix Employee on Oct 7, 2015 10:07:19 AM

Loud Noises in the Comm CenterIf you’re a 911 dispatcher, you’ve probably experienced at least one, if not ALL, of the following:

  • “HA! Did you see what happened on Jerry Springer!?” or “WHO’S YOUR DADDY?” (meaning loud noises and someone shouting )
  • “HEY! HEY!” followed by “WHAT?!” (shouting across the room)
  • “HAHAHAHA! Did you hear the one about the sock?” (terrible jokes and more loud noises)
  • “WHIP! Do the Nae-Nae!” (spontaneous dancing in the dispatch center with the bass thumpin’)
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Topics: Lighting

Bias Lighting: Reducing Eye Strain for Radiologist

Posted by Mike Graham on Jun 19, 2015 10:46:00 AM

Typically, a radiologist’s work environment is a very dark room with the exception of the light coming from the monitors the goal being to interpret the digital imaging on the screen. Because the rooms are very dark and the screens are very bright, eyes can become fatigued. This increases the likelihood of headaches, and overall discomfort.

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Topics: Health, PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, Lighting, Imaging Desks, Healthcare Command Center, Healthcare

Dispatch Furniture Options: Why Iron Man says "Be Selective"

Posted by A Previous Xybix Employee on Apr 6, 2015 12:01:00 PM

IronManI was listening to a Podcast interview with Robert Downey Jr. the other day, and the interviewer asked him how he goes about choosing his roles and knowing he’s going the right direction with what he does choose to do. Downey responded by saying that people who have 30 choices when choosing a fabric, for example, will never be 100 percent confident in their choice and will always think they could have done better. When given only three choices, people tend to be completely confident in what they chose, why they chose it and at the end of the day, feeling like they got the best bang for their buck. He’s picky! Downey’s response is so applicable in many arenas, but for the topic of this blog, I thought it was especially poignant — and not just because he looks awesome in that Iron Man suit.

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Topics: QUICK TIPS, Purchasing, PSAP Workstation Furniture, Acoustics, Lighting, Dispatch Consoles, Germs

Am I Bias about Bias Lighting. Maybe.

Posted by Kathleen Utley on Sep 11, 2014 2:24:00 PM

Bias Lighting ExampleI’m always shocked by the number of dispatchers I talk to who have never heard of bias lighting. Typically, when I demo this feature on a workstation, I tend to get quite a few “oohhs” and “aahhs” (a similar reaction to watching a fireworks display). But, not everyone has the opportunity to see this feature live during a product demo, and so for those individuals, this blog is for you.

Bias lighting is, in the simplest terms, backlighting. Backlighting emits a soft white glow behind your computer monitor(s). You might have seen similar techniques deployed on furniture displays at your local IKEA. Yes, it seems as though backlighting is catching on in many industries — and for good reason. So why am I bias about bias lighting and why should some such as a 911 dispatcher care? Two very important answers come to mind:

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Topics: Lighting, Eye Strain