10 October 2014
Using stability balls in place of an office chair is common in many offices. As Ergonomists, we are often approached by employers to provide advice and policies regarding whether stability balls should be used for seating in the office. This week on the blog, we have decided to outline our view on this topic. We review the importance of certain office chair features, and the corresponding concerns we have over prolonged use of stability balls.
30 May 2014
Over the past decade there has been a significant increase in the number of buildings that integrate green building, maintenance and operational practices. Many of the drivers to support such initiatives have included: reduced energy consumption, lower emissions, reduced impact on the natural environment and improved occupant satisfaction. With many buildings now fully occupied and operational, are green buildings resulting in improved occupant satisfaction?