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Unconventional Solutions for Pathogen Reduction in Schools

October 8, 2021 / by MeTEOR Education posted in Furniture, K-12 Education

With the wealth of information on air purifying and disinfecting available for school safety and sanitation today, many administrators are looking for guidance on best practices to utilize in and out of the classroom.

By leveraging cooperative purchasing, participants of OMNIA Partners can benefit from our cooperative contract with MeTEOR Education to ensure their schools are operating at maximum safety for students and faculty alike. 

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How to Optimize the Acoustics in Your Space

September 7, 2021 / by Milliken posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Furniture, K-12 Education, Local & State Government, Higher Education

Loud spaces can negatively impact concentration, memory, productivity, comprehension, and lower morale. Long-term exposure to noise can even increase heart rates and quicken breathing, leading to higher levels of stress hormones. In educational environments, common ambient noise levels decrease intelligibility significantly — in some cases by as much as half. Continue reading to discover the positive impact a quiet environment can have on your organization and a few steps to help optimize the acoustics in your space.

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4 Macro Shifts In The Learning Experience

May 28, 2021 / by Steelcase posted in Furniture, K-12 Education, Higher Education

Even before the pandemic, education was undergoing a transformation that will go on long after the virus threat subsides. The experiences students, educators and administrators have had during the pandemic has to have accelerated and amplified trends in education that were already in motion. 

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Using UV-C Disinfection to Protect Employees Returning to Work

May 14, 2021 / by OFS posted in Furniture, Local & State Government, Higher Education

As more and more people return to the office, it’s increasingly crucial to ensure that your organization has safe disinfection practices in place. When it comes to protecting desk spaces, organizations are turning to products such as disinfection task lights to effectively eliminate germs and bacteria. Our supplier partners, such as OFS, provide these solutions through their cooperative contracts with OMNIA Partners, Public Sector.

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Work From Anywhere Ecosystem

January 7, 2021 / by Haworth, Inc. posted in Furniture

When given the choice, people are drawn to the places that make them feel the best and most productive. Why do people value being in the workplace? To collaborate, create, and innovate. To connect socially. To leverage the teams, networks, and processes that help them perform their best. To be inspired. Its purpose has shifted from where we had to work to a place that’s more dynamic and experiential than ever.

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Navigating Through COVID - Thought Leadership Articles for Educational Institutions

November 16, 2020 / by School Specialty posted in Furniture, K-12 Education, Higher Education

The COVID pandemic has presented all of us with unprecedented challenges. Continuing to serve the critical needs of schools and students has called for innovative solutions and new ways of thinking.

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Air Purifiers Can Improve Indoor Air Quality as Buildings Re-Open

September 29, 2020 / by Trendway Corporation posted in Furniture

Global healthcare experts and virologists agree that airborne aerosol transmission of viruses poses a significant threat. 

The CDC recently published their guidance for office facilities looking to re-open to employees, which included the following statement:

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How to Clean & Disinfect Public Seating

July 28, 2020 / by Irwin Seating Company posted in Furniture, Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness

As many facilities, schools and universities plan to reopen this Fall, one topic of conversation should be around cleaning and disinfecting your public and fixed seating. 

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Embracing a New Reality

June 2, 2020 / by Herman Miller posted in Furniture

Herman Miller's workplace strategy insights for COVID-19 and beyond

As you explore the best way to help your employees return to the workplace--whether that's in a traditional office, at home, or somewhere in between--Herman Miller is here to help. We understand the challenges because we're experiencing them, too, and we're learning right along with you.The insights we've gained during this crisis form the contents of this report, along with over 50 years of research about people and the ways and places they work.

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Building a Culture of Well-Being

September 16, 2019 / by HON posted in Furniture

How are you sitting? Have you ever given thought to that? Leaning back in an office chair doesn’t seem like an activity that can be physically harmful, but studies are showing that sitting all day is one of the worst things you can do.

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