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Improving Your Team Through Technology: Tech for Businesses

Welcome to my blog. My name is Helen. During the 10 years I have worked in offices, I have seen my bosses approach technology from a range of angles. In some cases, they optimised their team's relationship with technology, and as a result, there was less downtime, more creativity and a better overall use of tech. In other cases, the employers missed the mark a bit, and the business suffered. For example, they failed to train employees how to use certain aspects of technology. In this blog, I am going to explain positive and useful business approaches to technology. I want to write about training, optimising and understanding its role in your business. I may write some posts for individuals as well. I hope you like my blogs, and thanks for reading!

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Improving Your Team Through Technology: Tech for Businesses

Look Out for Your Health When Using Toner Ink Photocopiers

by Evelyn Foster

Toner ink photocopiers are essential in the modern workplace. When using them, it's easy to focus on their efficiency, sleek designs or the quality of what you are printing to an extent that you could potentially forget the health hazard they pose to you. Toner ink photocopiers can emit harmful gases when in use. However, this does not mean that you have to get rid of the toner ink photocopiers if you have them in the office. There are things you can do to look out for your health when using the toner ink photocopiers. Here they are:

Proper Room Ventilation

Offices that have toner ink photocopiers must be well ventilated to facilitate air circulation especially when you have many photocopiers in one room. When using the toner ink photocopiers, they generate heat. Thereafter, the photocopiers emit carbon monoxide gas particularly after running for a long time. This is because of the carbon black content in the toner ink. To avoid the detrimental effects of prolonged exposure to carbon monoxide gas, you need efficient natural ventilation. If this is not possible, you should install artificial air conditioning systems for proper ventilation.

Low-emission Toner Photocopiers

Manufacturers have also done their best to ensure that the photocopiers do not jeopardise your health. Modern copiers are made in a way that there is little ozone emission from the machine. Such copiers do not run very hot even when you use them for a long time. A good way of ensuring that you have the latest models is to consult your photocopier retailers. If necessary, you should trade in your old model with a new one to take advantage of the latest emission management techniques. 

Ozone Filters

Your toner ink photocopier should have an ozone filter. The filter is fitted over the machine's exhaust system. If you are using an old model that doesn't have an ozone filter, you can buy one from a photocopier accessory shop and fit it onto the exhaust system. The filter converts the harmful gaseous emission into oxygen, which is not harmful to your health. Notably, it is important to keep an eye on the condition of the filter and replace it after the photocopier has been used to produce a certain number of sheets, often indicated on the filter's manual.

Exhaust Emissions

Preferably, you should position the photocopiers in a way that the exhaust emission does not travel directly over the space where the people in the office sit. Position the exhaust system to face the windows or the unoccupied space in the room.This helps to minimise exposure.

Photocopier repairs may also help your machine to run more efficiently and prevent overheating that can lead to carbon monoxide emissions.