Monday, September 30, 2013

Study reveals government office furniture may not be ergonomically efficient

A study conducted by the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine took a look at 465 workstations in a government office. Over an 18-day period, they discovered the majority of the business furniture wasn't designed for prolonged work or tasks that involved a mouse. Additionally, the study revealed 35 percent of participants had some sort of job-caused pain. In turn, they recommended adjustable seating, ample storage and desk space.

Those in charge of office equipment should take a special look at furniture to see if it was designed for the work being completed.

Cubicles

Modern cubicles have lots of space and storage to provide room for employees to work efficiently. If space allows for it, consider the curved models, which add more leg and arm room.

Ergonomic chairs

There are a variety of reasons ergonomic chairs are a smart design for a modern office. They adjust for height so feet can sit flat on the ground. Additionally, they can move to fit the posture of the user. Consider this employee-friendly equipment when purchasing new or second hand business furniture.

Want to create a comfortable, collaborative work environment? Visit the Office Furniture Warehouse website to complete your office landscape.

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