Ergonomic Furniture: Why the Importance?

Ergonomic Furniture

If you work within an office space, you know how much time is spent sitting in a chair at your desk, staring at a computer screen. With so much time being spent in a hunched, sitting position, many office workers find themselves feeling uncomfortable throughout the day. This is why ergonomic furniture is becoming mainstream throughout the business industry. Some business owners or office managers may not see the point of ergonomic furniture without realizing the benefits of ergonomics.

The concept of ergonomics is to create a work environment that is not only efficient, but safe for staff. When we remain in an odd position, like sitting at a desk, for a long period of time, continuous stress is being placed on our body. This stress then leads to fatigue, discomfort, and overall pain, which can then transition into musculoskeletal disorder. This disorder can occur immediately or over a period of time because of stress being placed on different areas of the body. MSD can affect the following areas of the body:

  1. Nerves
  2. Muscles
  3. Tendons
  4. Ligaments
  5. Joints

By incorporating ergonomic furniture use within an office space, businesses can find themselves benefiting in a number of different ways.

  1. Offices that use ergonomic furniture notice an overall increase in staff productivity. Team members are able to focus on a task for a longer period of time, without the need to move around often because of being uncomfortable.
  2. Team members are generally more pleasant and office morale tends to increase once ergonomic furniture is used in an office space.
  3. Ergonomic furniture tends to save businesses thousands from avoiding compensation cases. An average compensation claim will cost a business at least $32,000. Ergonomic furniture eliminates many of these cases because workers are in a healthier environment.


Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is proud to furnish corporate offices as well as providing quality furniture for hospitality businesses, educational settings, local casinos, and healthcare facilities. Tony Hill, Managing Partner, and Hans Edwards, Partner, have been working together since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture products and services to a number of different businesses and industries.

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