When it comes to office safety, there’s a lot to consider. Are your workers in danger of slips and falls? What about the wear and tear that comes from sitting in an uncomfortable office chair all day?
GOS takes employee safety seriously. We have the workplace safety products to make sure your staff avoids office injury and mishap.
Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
What are work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs)?
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders cause pain in the muscles, tendons, and nerves. They go by a lot of names: carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, thoracic outlet syndrome, and tension neck syndrome.
WMSDs are serious and continual aches and pains that primarily impact your employees’ hands and arms. They are caused by repetitive movement (e.g. typing at a keyboard for hours on end) or sitting in a fixed and constrained body position (e.g. being in the same crummy office chair every day).
What can you as an employer do to lessen the risk that your employees will suffer from a WMSD?
GOS has the office furniture and products to decrease the risk of WMSDs for your employees.
Below we highlight your best options for ergonomic office furniture:
The Best Standing Desks for the Office
GOS sells the best standing desks for your office.
What are the benefits of a Sit to Stand workstation or standing desk for your employees?
Standing desks and Sit to Stand Workstations:
- Reduce Back Pain
- Improve Wrist Position – Especially helpful for those suffering carpal tunnel syndrome
- Give You a Better Posture
- Provide an Energy Boost
- Burns Calories
As you can see, some of the benefits sit to stand workstations and standing desks directly prevent WMDSs, while others make for happier and more productive employees.
The Best Ergonomic Office Chair for Back Pain
While we’re on the subject of chronic back pain caused by sitting too long in your office chair, GOS is pleased to showcase our best ergonomic office chairs for back pain.
Just check out the features on our Cosset Ergonomic Task Chair, the Cadillac of ergonomic office chairs:
- Active Contoured Ergonomic Support (ACES) provides a brace from any sitting position.
- SertaPedic comfort support cushion system with memory foam and pocket coils treats your rear right.
- Adjustable arms make it the best ergonomic chair for a short person
- A chair that does your taxes (Please note: we cannot be held responsible for any mistakes this chair makes on your 1040 form.)
This chair, along with our other ergonomic office chairs, are designed to make you feel a little like this:
The Best Anti-Fatigue Mats for Standing
Now that we’ve covered the benefits of standing while working, we need to have a conversation about exactly what you’re standing on.
If the floors of your office are cement or some other equally hard material, your employees can suffer from foot injuries and lower leg discomfort.
Geez Louise—ergonomic floors! Just how comfortable do our employees need to be?
Not as comfortable as this guy! But comfortable enough that they don’t suffer chronic leg pain.
In fact, our anti-fatigue mats provide a fantastic and inexpensive way to protect your employees’ legs and feet from long-term injury.
Made from a variety of materials, we recommend this plush beauty of a rubber-vinyl blend.
Whatever products you select from GOS’ catalog of ergonomic chairs, desks, and floor mats, your employees’ limbs will thank you.
Office Injury Prevention
You’re having a good old-fashioned office chair race, when Jackie takes a wrong turn at the copier.
Your best employee is now covered in toner. Workplace injury prevention means having the best office first aid kits at your disposal.
And, yep, you guessed it: GOS has the best first aid kits for tending to your sick and wounded employees. In fact, we have 112 different first aid kit options.
We have bandages, ointments, gauze, ice packs, gels for dressing burns, and even the best CPR masks to cover all your office injury prevention needs.
And to top it off, we can even make you a custom sign: “All Office Chair Races Suspended Until Further Notice.”
Slips, Trips, Falls, and Whoopsies
So you bought the ergonomic chairs: check. You have your first-aid kits ready to go: double-check. How could you possibly make your office any safer?
How could you forget about the slips, trips, falls, and whoopsies? Oh, boy!
In truth, slip and fall prevention in the workplace is no laughing matter. According to the National Safety Council, in 2020 more than 200,000 workers required days off due to a fall.
Now, we need to get really bleak: 805 workers in 2020 died after falling on the job.
Again, slip and fall prevention in the workplace is really not a laughing matter.
Many think these types of accidents only occur in industries like construction, which makes sense. But, in reality, even those with “desk jobs” can fall and seriously injure themselves in the workplace.
Obviously, as an employer you want to do everything in your power to prevent your workers from injuring themselves.
Here are some steps you can take to reduce the risk of employees falling at work:
Use Caution Signs
GOS will supply your office with caution signs to let your employees know when there is a wet floor.
Again, and we don’t mean to be grim, but we do want to get your attention: 406 people on average slip on a wet floor in buildings every year, and pass away, usually from traumatic brain injury.
Caution signs are really inexpensive when weighed against the potential consequences of not having them.Invest in the Best Office Lamps
Invest in the Best Office Lamps
A dimly-lit room is a dangerous room. With the best office floor lamps and desk lamps, you can protect your workers from falls and increase productivity.
Discover GOS’ illumination options here.
Best Step Stools for the Office
You want step stools handy for when employees are reaching for items on high shelves.
What’s wrong with this image? Yep, you got it: the step stool/ladder is right next to him. C’mon man!
This proves that even when you invest in the best step stools for your office from GOS, you might need to remind employees to actually use the darn things!
Investing in the Right Workplace Safety Products
As we demonstrated above, more than half of the battle in creating a safer workplace for your employees is investing in the right office safety products.
Let GOS be your go-to source for building a safer working environment for your employees.