Keep Those Nasty Flu Bugs Away

Purell Keeps Your Staff Sick-Free

 

Summer is coming to an end, which means colder and wetter weather is on the way!  And with that comes the common colds and flu bugs that seem to be lurking around every corner.  Furthermore, with school starting up in September, and less people taking vacation, there will be more foot traffic in businesses.  Are you prepared to combat the bacteria in order to keep your customers and employees free of illnesses? 

 

At Swan we provide Purell with either the wall-mount or stand alone dispensers.  The benefit of using Purell is that it is extremely gentle on hands, but works so hard to fight infection and bacteria.  Just 1 squirt of Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer kills as many germs as two squirts of any other national brand! 

 

Call Swan today to find out more about our Purell dispensers.  It’s easy and convenient as we ensure that your Purell is always full and ready to go. 

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Standing Desks and Anti-Fatigue Mats

Use A Standing Desk?  Save Your Legs With Anti-Fatigue Mats!

 

If you work in an office, I’m sure you’ve discovered how sitting for long periods can be taxing on your muscles.  Many offices are now providing standing desks as an option to try and combat this issue.  In fact, research shows that using a standing desk can improve employees’ health, mood and productivity. 

However, standing for long periods of time can also be detrimental to one’s health.  Leg muscles can become totally static and constricted as they work overtime to keep the person in an upright position.  Blood flow is also often reduced which causes pain and discomfort.  This is where anti-fatigue mats come in.  When a person stands on one of these mats, his/her muscles will subtly contract and expand as they adjust to the flexibility of the mat.  This muscle movement increases blood-flow and increases the amount of oxygen reaching the heart.  Plus, fatigue is significantly reduced.  And let’s not forget the comfortability of anti-fatigue mats!   Who wouldn’t feel happier at work when they feel more comfortable and at ease?   

To learn more about the many benefits of an anti-fatigue mat, call Swan today! 

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Why choose an anti-fatigue mat for workers that stand?

Why choose an anti-fatigue mat?

 

 

All the wellness talk today is about “standing desks” and the need to get up and move around if you have a desk job that has you sitting much if the work day. However there are many workers that are on their feet all day to perform their job, so let’s consider the benefits of providing anti-fatigue mats for these workers.

 

At Cornell University, Ergonomists have long recognized that standing to work is more tiring than sitting to work. Standing requires 20% more energy than sitting and standing puts greater strain on the circulatory system and on the legs and feet.Prolonged standing at work increases the risks of varicose veins and according to scientific data, standing for long periods of time is particularly stressful and fatiguing.

 

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety states many workers will experience discomfort, tiredness, sore feet, legs, knees or hips after long hours of standing. These are the combined effect of several factors, namely the design of the work, the workers' footwear, and the flooring material where they stand. Regardless of the quality of shoes and quality of the floor covering, standing itself can cause tiredness after an entire working day.

 

There are several factors to consider when determining ways to improve employee productivity and comfort. The type of flooring used in the workplace has an important influence on comfort, especially on tender feet. Hard, unyielding floors, like concrete, are the least comfortable surface to work on. Walking on a hard floor is similar to the impact of a hammer pounding the heel at every step. Wood, cork, carpeting, or rubber - anything that provides some elasticity - is generally gentler on workers' feet. More than that, softer floor coverings reduce fatigue and improve safety by reducing slips and falls on slippery floors.

 

Anti-fatigue mats can provide a solution however in choosing a mat a number of items need to be considered. First the thickness of the mat; softer and thicker may not always be better. Choose a mat that provides some elasticity, but at the same time is not so soft that a person feels they cannot stand comfortably.

Know the environment the mat will be used in.

  • Mats should not slip, or create a trip hazard.
  • Mats should have sloped edges (sloped edges are less of a trip hazard, and allows carts to roll over them more easily)
  • Mats need to be kept clean. In areas, such as food preparation, maintaining cleanliness will be important.
  • Mats should be anti-static
  • Does the work area require a mat with holes that provides drainage for kitchens, locker rooms, food-processing areas, behind bars and in machine shops?

If you are unable to change the flooring and you wish to improve comfort for standing workers, for improved health, safety and productivity at your place business consider putting anti-fatigue mats to work for you.

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