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Ergonomics in the Workplace

Ergonomics in the Workplace

No doubt you’ve heard the term “ergonomics in the workplace” bandied about for years. But what does it mean to you? It means that the office furniture you choose now can greatly affect the health and well being of your employees today and many years from now. And that can directly impact the number of workers’ compensation claims your company receives.

Though seemingly innocent enough, a “desk job” can have almost as many risks to an employee as one encompassing a lot of movement. As you’ve no doubt experienced first hand, sitting for extended periods of time puts stress on several areas of the body. A person’s back, spine, shoulders, hind end, legs, neck, wrists and hands are all affected by the way they sit at their desk or computer. Repeated and prolonged exposure to less than ideal conditions can cause enough stress to the musculoskeletal system to cause lasting damage. Therefore, when selecting office furniture, paying close attention to ergonomics is key.

Ergonomics is the science of designing user interaction with equipment and workplaces to fit the user. In using ergonomics, you are ensuring your employees are positioned to be their most comfortable and productive. Your company will enjoy benefits like less absenteeism, fewer workplace accidents and fewer claims to your health plan – and you’ll also avoid that dreaded workers’ comp claim!

Getting on board with ergonomic outfitting is easy, and your office furniture supplier will gladly work with you to recommend worker-friendly pieces. At Arnolds Office Furniture, you will find an extensive array of ergonomic chairs at amazing prices. Such chairs allow for height, back and arm adjustment, and some tilt and contour as well. The options are limitless and easier than ever to find in both new and used office furniture.

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Keeping your employees comfortable goes a long way in the overall efficiency of your office or company. Starting your Ergonomic Makeover is as easy as selecting the right furniture. From there, you can tweak and adjust until your employee is happy and comfortable. And since happy and comfortable workers are generally happy and productive workers, we see the investment in ergonomic office furniture as a win-win for all!

Posted by James Wilkie

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