Learn the history of Ergonomics presented by Chris DiSilvestri, Capital Choice Office Furniture | A Division of Business Asset Solutions.
Ergonomic Office Space
Category: Ergonomic Office Space
In the present competitive era, the concept of ergonomic office furniture has become the need of every workplace. It ensures a healthy environment in an organization. If you are planning to install ergonomic furniture in your organization then you must know what ergonomics is actually all about?
If the average business person or desk bound fellow were to determine how much time they spend in their office chair, they would be surprised. At 40 hours per week, they’d rack up approximately 1900 hours over the course of a year. Multiply that by the average number of years a person works, and it’s easy to see that a large portion of one’s life is spent in an office chair.
In 2001,the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine estimated that over 1 million people in the United States suffered from work-related musculoskeletal disorders that resulted in lost time from work. Along with time lost working, these disorders cost an average of 45-54 billion dollars annually.
Sitting in an office chair for 40+ hours a week can be torture to your spine if you don’t have the right chair. Mesh office chairs can be just as comfortable as leather ones with the added benefit of being breathable.
The design and placement of commercial and office buildings is an important consideration in the development process.