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The Right Desk Chair For Better Health and Work Performance

THE RIGHT DESK CHAIR For Better Health and Work Performance An ergonomic chair helps keep employees healthy, happy, productive and pain-free. %$4 One study found a 17.7% productivity $1 out of every $3 of workers' compensation costs are spent on increase in participants who received a highly adjustable chair and office ergonomics training. occupational musculoskeletal disorders (MSDS). While ergonomic chairs are designed to suit a wide range of people, there's no guarantee a particular chair will work perfectly for every individual. Features to Look For Minimum suggested standard chair features Appropriate lumbar support with at least one axis of adjustment Vertically adjustable armrests with padding Synchronous recline with tension adjustment and lock settings 2-inch seat depth adjustment 5-inch seat height adjustment To bump up chair ergonomics, look for: Accessible adjustments Forward tilt Seat depth adjustment Adjustments should be located where they're - The seat and back move together. - This allows the user to Supports different- sized legs - Allows users to use easy to reach. vary their posture. backrest for support Low position/ standard position pneumatic cylinder Synchronous tilt mechanism Pelvic support - Provides greater range for smaller people - Rotates pelvis forward - Seat and back move together at varying degrees for support while reclining. to maintain the natural shape of the spine 3-point pivot mechanism Pivot arm Depth adjustable arm - Provides comfortable, relaxed posture - Allows the user to wheel - For support when using a keyboard and mouse close to the work surface and still use the backrest Height adjustable lumbar Asymmetrical lumbar - Allows user to adjust the strength of support for - Maintains the natural curve of the spine while allowing the user to choose support for their body the lower back Lumbar support performance Fixed support Offers minimum support - Curvature is designed into the lower seat back to support the lumbar spine - But one size does not fit all. Single-axis adjustable support = Offers good support - Lower seat back curvature is adjustable in at least one direction. Typically, the curve can be raised or lowered. Dual-axis adjustable support -Offers good support Lower seat back curvature is adjustable in two directions. - This includes height adjustment and depth adjustment. Asymmetric adjustable support Offers the best support Lower seat back curvature is adjustable in two directions, height and depth. - Users can independently adjust support on either side of the spine. Research shows more than 74% of people prefer more support on one side of their lower back than the other. Sit in Comfort: Chair Ergonomics to Prevent Pain and Injury Keep your ears in front of your shoulders If you lean too far forward or backward, your posture is compromised. Pull back your shoulder blades Draw them back and down to avoid rounded shoulders. Accommodate your height - The optimal seat height is about 4 of a person's body height. - The chair height should allow you to use your keyboard and mouse with your wrists and forearms straight and level with the floor. Don't forget about your feet Your knees should be slightly lower than your hips. (Use a footrest if necessary.) Position your mouse and keyboard correctly - Place your keyboard in front of you and leave a gap of 4 to 6 inches at the front of the desk to rest your Adjust your monitor - The screen should be directly in front of you at roughly an arm's length away. - The top of the screen should be at wrists flat. eye level. - Elbows should be by the side of your body so the arms form an L-shape. - Position the mouse as close to you as possible. Ergonomic seating is a preventive measure all employers should consider for their office staff. haworth.com • core.ac.uk • soundergonomics.com • ccohs.ca sellofficechairs.net • mashable.com • nhs.uk Designed by Ghergich & Co. Quill.om A small part of your job is 100% of ours. c{clc{

The Right Desk Chair For Better Health and Work Performance

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Did you know that a highly adjustable chair and office ergonomics training has shown to increase productivity increased by 17.7%? Learn what features to look for when searching for the perfect office...

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