When you and your staff are working from a seated position for much of the day, having a chair that gives adequate support is essential. We all know that spending too much time sedentary is not suitable for our health, but the right office furniture can help minimize the risks significantly. Using a mix of seated and standing desks and ensuring that everyone takes regular activities breaks is a great way to mitigate problems. Making the switch to ergonomic chairs is another critical move that can make you and your staff happier, healthier, and risk-free.
Injuries Cost You
Ergonomic furniture can be costly, especially if it’s high quality, but the alternatives are much more expensive. Every year companies in the US pay out millions of dollars in compensation for workplace musculoskeletal injuries due to ill-suited office furniture. When using ergonomic options, you’re not only limiting payouts but reducing the time off you and employees might need for pain and injuries.
A Perfect Fit
Every body is different, which is why buying a single standard chair type is so nonoptimal. Depending on height, weight, previous injuries, and shape, the places where you will need extra support and comfort will vary from person to person. A proper ergonomic chair will have customization options that allow you to alter it to fit your needs.
One of the most important aspects of any ergonomic chair design is that it adequately supports the spine and back allowing for all-day comfort. Lumbar support, in particular, is critical as it is the most important spot to keep from having pain. Lower back pain is one of the most common health concerns of adults, and by ensuring that there is enough and flexible lumbar support on your chairs, you can significantly reduce this problem. It’s important to remember, when you and your staff are pain-free and comfortable you’ll be better able to have a productive, positive work day!
Let Edwards & Hill Help Design Your Office
Are you ready for an office space that allows your coworkers to work comfortably and productively? Edwards & Hill can help you design and install the perfect office design for your facility. Edwards & Hill is a leading office, education, medical, and hospitality furniture provider with the high-quality design and installation services for any style or scale. If you are ready to get your healthcare design started, contact us online or give us a call at 301-317-4250. For more furniture design tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Flickr, YouTube, and Google+.
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