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Steps to Reduce Office Employees’ Risk of Exposure to COVID-19

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How a COVID-19 Outbreak Could Affect Workplaces Similar to influenza viruses, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has the potential to cause extensive outbreaks. Under conditions associated with widespread person-to- person spread, multiple areas of the United States and other countries may see impacts at the same time. In the absence  of a vaccine, an outbreak may also be an extended event. As a result, workplaces may experience: Absenteeism . Workers could be absent because they are sick; are caregivers for sick family members; are caregivers for children if schools or day care centers are closed; have at-risk people at...

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Are Open-Plan Offices Really The Way Forward?

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Are Open-Plan Offices Really The Way Forward?

Perfect for boosting employee performance or total productivity killer? Science has its say

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5 adjustments you need to make to your desk right now

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Sitting at a desk right now? Take note of your body position. (Freeze! We see you adjusting your posture!)  Before the adjustment, we’re willing to bet you were hunched over, leaning on one arm rest or sitting with a leg propped underneath you.  You may be comfortable, but the truth is, many of our habits when it comes to sitting at our desks can actually have long-term health implications (not to mention cause energy slumps and back pain right now).  Ergonomics — or the science of designing the workplace — has become a popular buzzword over the past few years,...

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