Ergonomics and Economics

October 30th, 2017
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Unless you have been living your life in a cave or under a tree then it is highly likely you have heard the word ergonomics, especially in connection with office furniture. In many offices the ergonomic chair has made a lot of difference to people who had suffered from back problems, which often meant time of work. An increasing number of companies now recognise that office furniture has to be tailor made for people, rather than people having to fit their bulk or height into the wrong type of chair at a desk that is too high or too low.

Health and safety regulations do state that chairs should be adjustable, and desks should be of the right height, but these are recommendations rather than absolute rules. However, some companies have changed their mind when they have had to pay out considerable sums in compensation because someone has repetitive strain injury or severe back problems due to aspects of their working conditions. Ergonomic, or fully adjustable office chairs are not an expensive luxury, they make sound economic sense. Your staff will be happier and more productive and you won’t have to shell out a lot of money because working conditions contributed to chronic health conditions.

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