Safety

Make Your Home Office Work For You

As more and more of us are being encouraged to work from home in order to delay the spread of COVID-19, it is important that your home office is a space of comfort and productivity. We have composed a list of tips from us to you on how to make your home office a haven of comfort and motivation.

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PAH! Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

Does this mean anything to you?  For most these words will look like they’re in a different language, but it’s useful to know what this is and how it affects us as a global community.  Maybe you have heard of PAHs and maybe you haven’t.  Why should you care about them? 

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So, You Think You Can Stand?

You may have heard about standing desks and the amazing benefits of making the switch from sitting all day to having a standing workstation.  Unfortunately, you won’t reap all the benefits if you are standing at your standing desk incorrectly

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Stand at my desk and work? Are you joking!?

It’s not uncommon to read in the news that as a global community, we are not active enough and spend too much time sitting down.  With the rise of smart phones, longer commutes, box-set binging on Netflix, and being able to do almost everything in your fluffy pyjamas from the comfort of your living room sofa, we are all sitting on average more than 8 hours per day

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Prof. Redha Taiar Research Approved by Peers

Prof. Dr. Redha Taiar's research on the benefits of anti-fatigue matting, Standing Smart, was officially reviewed and approved by a panel of peers during the 5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2014) that was held in Kraków, Poland from 19 - 23 July, 2014.

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Slips, Trips and So Much More

Slip and fall prevention is usually the main concern in wet and oily working environments. Slip and falls are responsible for 20 - 30% of the accidents which cause long-term interruption of work. Loss of productivity is often an unfortunate side effect with nearly 30% of same-level falls resulting in more than 21 workdays lost.

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Entrance Matting for Public Buildings

Entrance matting is the first line of defense in keeping dirt and debris from entering the building and can remove up to 80% of dirt.  Over a 20 day period, 1000 people will deposit 24 pounds of dirt. For public buildings with high daily traffic, the benefits of a good entrance matting system are very measurable in annual savings of cleaning costs. 

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Notrax® Featured in Tomorrow's Safety & Health

Welding, cutting, brazing, soldering, and grinding of metal in the manufacturing industries have one dangerous thing in common: these activities constitute a serious fire hazard.  Another common denominator, often these activities are performed by workers who are standing for long periods of time which can result in muscular skeletal disorders.

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Prof. Redha Taiar Workshop On Anti-Fatigue

The basis for these workshops is his recent study (2011) on “Human Mechanics in a Working Environment”. Studying the upright position of the human body, the adjusting of its segments to maintain its balance and diminishing muscular problems are the main elements to highlight in order to improve the everyday (working) life of users.

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Shocking Static Statistics

Static buildup is usually unnoticed until it is discharged known as Electro-Static Discharge (ESD). Once discharged, employees can feel an extremely shock. If the discharge was felt, it was probably more than 2000 volts. If the discharge was heard, it could have been between 3000 – 5000 Volts. And if there was a blue spark, the shock was most likely more than 10,000 Volts. If not properly controlled, static build up can cause unpleasant shocks to employees as well as unseen damage to electrical components.

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Introducing RedStop™ by Notrax®

Following a period of intense research and development, Notrax® is proud to introduce RedStop™ slip-resistant backing, a uniquely engineered technology that virtually eliminates the slipping and sliding of all Notrax® brand laminated floor mats.

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