Modern offices should be accessible to people of all ages and abilities. B With the aging baby boomer population and people retiring later in life, more of the workforce is going to require universal design features in the office. B Their needs can be safely accommodated with the right office space design.

  • Safety and comfort are important for office flooring. B Low profile floor coverings, often modular carpet tiles with high density backing, offer comfort for walking and standing.B Flooring should be smooth enough for wheelchairs and prevent high-heeled shoes from getting caught in carpet yarn.
  • Extra space gives a person in a wheelchair a little more room for maneuvering. B It also helps to spread out workstations so that people do not feel cramped. B People with desk jobs also need space to stand, stretch and move around at various intervals.
  • Ergonomic desks and chairs are also important for comfort no matter what your age or physical abilities. B Modern swivel chairs are now designed with lower back support.
  • Lighting should always be adequate and free from glare to prevent eye strain. Older staff members will find their eyes changing as they age, and good lighting can keep all of your employees more comfortable.

The right office environment can lower employee injury and absentee rates.B Morris Southeast Group can help you find office space that provides safe and comfortable working conditions for people of all ages and abilities.


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