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Comfortable Office Chairs Keep Employees Healthy
Did you know that American office workers spend 75% of their waking hours sitting down? And much of that time is spent sitting while working. The sad reality is, sedentary jobs have increased by 83% since 1950, according to the American Heart Association. When you sit that much and move too little, health problems arise.
The famed Mayo Clinic analyzed 13 studies and concluded that,“sitting time and activity levels found in those who sat for more than 8 hours a day with no physical activity had a risk of dying similar to the risks of dying posed by obesity and smoking.”
Choosing the right office chair for your home office or your employees is important to health and wellbeing. And the good news is that office chairs are now designed to provide comfort and support productivity and better health. The office furniture experts at Desks, Incorporated in Denver, Colorado put together this information to help you find the right chair solutions for comfort, back support and better health. Here are a few chair designs that are good choices for an office.
Modern Mesh Office Chairs
The great thing about mesh office chairs is that they are lightweight, easily adjustable and comfortable for a wide range of office workers. They can also provide a modern, sophisticated look to any office. You can buy them with a splash of color or choose sleek and sophisticated black, allowing the chairs to fade into the background so clients and visitors focus on other aspects of your office décor.
Traditional Leather Office Chairs
For a classic look, you can always choose a leather chair. It can combine traditional form and materials while still looking modern. Leather office chairs are ideal for ambitious executives, as it sets the tone for the entire surrounding space. Of course it’s important to invest in one that is comfortable and provides the support you or your staff needs.
Desks, Inc. Has Comfortable, Ergonomic, Affordable Options For Desk Chairs
Desks, Incorporated has been outfitting offices for Coloradans since 1956. The skilled staff can help you find the perfect office chairs to fit your comfort and budget needs. In fact, you can find Certified Refurbished and Used Office Chairs in Denver at Desks, Incorporated, as well as new office chairs. You can even find special purchase New-in-Box Ergonomic Office Chairs like the ProGrid High Back Managers Chair, usually $460 and now just $239.
You can contact one of our office furnishing specialists and shop via video or visit our showroom between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at 445 Bryant St., Suite B in Denver 80204. Of course, we are adhering to strict COVID-19 standards for the health and safety of our valued customers and team members. Call 303-816-3419 to talk to a Desks, Inc. team member and find your perfect office chairs.
7 Creative Office Space Hacks to Keep Workers Safe During COVID-19
Now that employees are returning to their offices to work after months in quarantine, many business owners are adjusting their workspaces to fit a COVID-19 world. Many offices have to be reconfigured to accommodate social distancing and other best practices established by the pandemic.
The office design experts at Desks, Incorporated in Denver CO created this list of 7 Creative Office Space Hacks that can help you ready your workspace for the return of your team members.
Follow The Signs
One of the easiest ways to encourage social distancing in your workplace is to add capacity signage. Add a sign that mandates the maximum number of people that can be in every work area: conference rooms, offices, break rooms, bathrooms and even dining areas. Make sure you follow all state, local and other guidelines.
Establish a Check-in Station
In the past, office lobbies were great for group gatherings and conversation. Not anymore! Many companies are choosing to have “health check-in” stations, where visitors and employees check in, providing temperature readings and answering a questionnaire regarding their health and travel histories. It’s important to encourage social distancing in your lobby seating arrangements, as well.
Install Hand Sanitizer and Disinfectant Stations
One easy way to control the spread of germs is by installing hand sanitizer stations throughout your workspace. You can also have dispensers for disinfectant wipes in conference rooms and other areas so it’s easy to get a wipe and clean a surface before a meeting. Encourage daily workspace cleaning by your employees, too.
Use Social Distancing Floor Indicators
Some workplaces are using floor stickers that show how far six feet actually is in order to make social distancing easier to achieve. This can be achieved with stickers or even custom carpets. Place the sticker underneath where employees sit and six feet away so everyone has their place while conversing.
Install Touchless Devices
Since COVID-19 can spread on surfaces, some business owners are choosing to install touchless devices. These include entry and exit doors that require key fobs for opening doors instead of having to use a door handle. Automatic sinks, soap dispensers and hand dryers are also smart solutions.
Use OV-C Lamps After Hours
UV-C lamps can disinfect air and surface particles. They used to be found only in hospitals but are finding their way into the workplace. While the lamps can be dangerous if people get too close to them while they are in use, using them after hours is a smart part of a COVID-19-inspired deep cleaning routine.
Install Plexiglass Barriers
If you’ve got an open concept office, it’s important to provide some barriers to slow the spread of germs. By adding Plexiglass barriers between desks, employees can see and hear each other while risking less exposure during the pandemic.
Talk to the Office Design Experts at Desks, Inc. in Denver
If you need ideas or assistance in creating a safer work environment during COVID-19, talk to the team at Desks, Inc. in Denver. You can do a video chat or even visit our showroom, as we follow strict COVID-19 precautions at our showroom. We’re happy to help you keep your workplace and your team safer during these challenging times.