Does your office have an ergonomics problem? If your employees complain of back or neck pain, wrist problems, or eye strain, you may have a poorly-furnished office. Some furniture can be beautiful, but extremely harmful to use for extended periods of time. When employees are using their desks, chairs, and keyboards for eight hours a day or more, muscle aches and pains can start to set in. Here are three must-have pieces of ergonomic office furniture to help decrease repetitive-stress injuries, fatigue, and other negative side effects caused or exacerbated by uncomfortable office furniture.
1. Ergonomic Chair
If you and your employees are sitting in your office chairs for six to twelve hours a day (or more!), you should invest in comfortable office chairs. Finding chairs with adequate back and lumbar support as well as the appropriate cushioning and height can be challenging for a large office. Unless you want to track down the perfect chair for each employee, you should look for a model of ergonomic chair that has adjustable features. This way all of your employees can benefit from a supportive chair that is the correct height for them. An ergonomic chair can decrease neck and back pain as well as fatigue, making your employees healthier and more productive.
2. Adjustable Desk
Many studies have extolled the virtues of adjustable desks. These multifunctional pieces of ergonomic office furniture allow users to have either a traditional chair-level desk or a standing desk. Sitting at a desk for long periods can cause numerous adverse health problems, and one way to combat this is by taking regular walking and stretching breaks. By allowing employees to go from sitting to standing and back again, you give them the opportunity to stretch while they work.
3. Ergonomic Mouse & Keyboard
Ergonomic office furniture isn’t just the big stuff! While traditional computer mice and keyboards certainly get the job done, they can be a pain to use if you are using them 40 hours a week or more. Ergonomic mice are designed to keep forearms at a neutral position, limiting pressure on nerves and reducing strain on muscles and tendons in the arms and hands. Ergonomic keyboards are made so that it is easier and more natural to rest one’s fingers on the home keys, which helps reduce neck, shoulder, arm, and hand problems.
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