How Lighting Impacts Employee Productivity
|If you’ve ever had the opportunity to enjoy a romantic dinner on Valentine's Day or any other special occasion, more than likely you’ve found yourself struggling to focus amidst dim lighting. Thinking back to a time like this, what has your posture been when trying to read the menu?|
More than likely your head was bent forward and eyes squinting. These same strains and uncomfortable adjustments can occur when too much light exists as well, such as when enjoying dinner on a patio in the heat of summer resulting in dry eyes and headaches.
|Consider then what happens when lighting in your workplace is too dim or too bright, not by choice but by chance. When lighting is insufficient, most employees spend more time in awkward positions in order to read, inspect or type.|
This can have significant impacts on body posture and eyesight, and can lead to muscle strain and ultimately fatigue.
|How can you minimize the impact of insufficient lighting? Here are a few guidelines for ensuring the lighting in your workplace is sufficient. Guidelines for Workplace Lighting|
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