Workplace wellness is an important consideration for keeping employees healthy and productive with ergonomic workspaces, but it needs to include everyone, even lefties.
Category: Workplace Wellness
Ergonomics is “an applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely.” Green ergonomics is an important burgeoning field of study that combines research of the efficiency and safety of your team, while balancing those priorities with the environmental mandates set for your … Continued
Sustainability mandates typically focus on energy consumption initiatives, recycling programs, and generating less waste. But there are many innovative ways to fulfill your sustainability mandate in an office setting.
Workplace wellness is so much more than health insurance plans and sick day allocation. Wellness is about the promotion of optimal health, not simply the mitigation of sickness. Workplaces that incorporate a more holistic approach to wellness look at how to impact not only the employees’ health positively, but also that of the entire planet.
Most of us spend long hours sitting at desks in our offices. The majority of us don’t have great posture, and we all know how uncomfortable it can be to stay in one position for too long.
Collaborative workspaces are becoming more popular and look as though they’re here to stay.
Workplaces are becoming more stressful, generally because of the constant connectivity we now experience through the internet and devices, and the way technology has made certain tasks easier, allowing us to do more and more.
Staying in one position for too long is uncomfortable and has significant negative health impacts. Those who spend 4+ hours sitting per day are considered to lead a sedentary lifestyle. Even if you go to the gym for an hour a day, you still are not counteracting the negative effects of sitting.
We often think that we are being good global citizens by recycling whenever possible. However, a recent article by the Globe and Mail pointed out these disappointing stats about Canadian recycling:
Part of your job is making sure your facility is modern, safe, and comfortable. You’re always looking for ways to upgrade your building and stay ahead of obstacles.
Every day at work is different as you tackle coordinating leasing agreements, and setting up maintenance, in addition to higher-level strategic planning. With so many items on your “to-do” list, adding sustainable or green initiatives can seem overwhelming.
Ergonomics is the study of people’s efficiency in their workplace, fitting work to people, and its purpose is to support safe and comfortable work.