Office Environment Does Affect Your Well-Being
How much do you pay attention to your office environment? Have you considered how much it can affect you and your co-workers’ well-being? According to the World Green Building Council, there are numerous studies attesting how poor air quality and lighting increase sick days, negatively influencing workers’ health, wellbeing and productivity every day. However, like most, you’ve probably never given much thought to how much your office’s computing equipment can influence the air quality of your office. After all, what could possible really affect by working on a laptop or being sat next to a printer have on you or your colleagues? Have you taken this into consideration? If not, you may want to read on.
If you’re running a business, you want to be able to ensure that the equipment your employees use daily is safe, the office air quality is good and not being compromised and that their health is not being put at risk as a result of requirements to use or sit near such machines during daily work routines.
Tested Cartridges for Peace of Mind
We have thought about this for you. As the first original printer cartridges manufacturer, Samsung Printing Solutions tested printer cartridges according to strict guidelines for the international market place. The cartridges are tested for harmful substances within the toner powder as well as emission tested to ensure that indoor air quality is maintained.
“The Keyword Emission Tested indicates that the relevant measurement in a test chamber detected no or only trace amounts of chemical compounds emitting hazardous substances and with contents falling below the applicable guide values for indoor air or below the thresholds for the concentrations permitted at workplaces (with the defined safety margin).” states Stefan Kischka, Vice President Electrical TÜV Rheinland.* After passing all tests successfully, the Samsung Original Printer Cartridges** received the TÜV Rheinland test mark with the keywords “Tested for harmful substances” and “Emission tested.”
Laser printers are standard in most offices and used in numbers, so it gives you peace of mind to know that Samsung printers have been checked for harmful components and hazardous elements. We are committed to providing products and services that our users can trust and which help businesses to deliver an office environment that’s both safe and productive for employees to work in.
“Employers and employees alike put great stock in healthy working conditions”
However, it’s not just about health and safety, but also about providing a pleasant and efficient work environment. According to the World Green Building Council’s report, a meta-analysis in 2006 of 24 studies found that poor air quality lowered performance by up to 10% on measures such as typing speed and units output. Short-term sick leave was also been found to be 35% lower in offices ventilated with greater supply rates of outdoor air. The effect your office machines can have on the office environment is much further reaching than simply the safety of their components, so testing them should be taken seriously.
Office buildings are integral to workers’ health, wellbeing and ultimately productivity. There are many components that contribute to this – good indoor air quality, temperature controls, and natural light, acoustics and location and amenities. Office equipment undoubtedly plays a role too, not just in terms of employee accessibility, but in terms of the impact on the office environment. While printers are user-friendly machines, they have moving parts containing toner and it pays to be certain that they’re fully compliant with safety standards. Choosing Samsung ensures this.