Ergonomic Furniture
By Sharon Stage

Ergonomic Furniture Can Keep Your Employees Happy and Healthy

Few things provide more comfort during a long hard day at work than comfortable office furniture, so why don't more companies pay attention to the ergonomics of their office furniture? The everyday pressures of meeting deadlines and reaching company quotas, as well as budget restraints are all culprits. But an even more common reason is that many employers just don't see the importance or necessity of purchasing ergonomically friendly furniture. However, when it comes to the safety and comfort of your employees, attempting to save a few bucks on the front end, can end up costing you big in the long run.

Why do I need ergonomic furniture?

I can hear what you're thinking now, "Isn't the standard office furniture good enough?" Well the answer is a resounding "No." Just ask any of your employees or just remember how you yourself feel after a long day in front of your computer or on the phone, after using "basic" furniture. You're typically aching and in need of a nice walk to relax your muscles.

What does ergonomic furniture have to offer me?

Basic office furniture is self-explanatory in its design, it's basic. It does not take into consideration the overall fit of the work environment, nor is it designed to accommodate the needs of each individual person. Over long periods of time workers tend to strain their eyes and muscles, hunch over, and twist in awkward positions, just to name a few bad habits. Having ergonomically designed furniture can help eliminate excessive and harmful movements and improve worker productivity.

Ergonomic office furniture is designed to alleviate common discomfort and improve the efficiency of the user. Ergonomic workstation furniture is plentiful and can be purchased or even be accomplished by simply re-arranging existing furniture.

Considered to be the center point of the workstation, an ergonomically friendly desk can be accomplished by placing the monitor directly in the center and arms length from the user, and by arranging document holders, phones, and other commonly used items within close reach. An ergonomically friendly desk should also leave adequate room for your chair and foot space.

An adjustable chair is a great way to get personalized ergonomic comfort. By having a chair that is adjustable you are able to support your back and spine, comfortably place your arms close to your body, and move around, all while not straining to reach your desk and other equipment in the vicinity.

Ergonomic furniture is a great investment in the health of your workers and your business.

Setting up your workspace with the proper ergonomic furniture should minimize fatigue and injury by accommodating a your body size and fitting the ergonomics equipment accordingly.

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