Ergonomic Office Furniture Help Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders
Here below are the details of ergonomically designed office furniture that helps in lowering MSDs (Musculoskeletal Disorders).
- To make typing on a computer effortless its worth investing in padded wrist rests to avoid wrist pain and soreness.
- The latest keyboards and mouse controls come with their own bonded wrist rests.
- The computer screen’s artificial brightness and glare can be lowered through installing monitor filters which assists in lowering eye strain.
- It’s good to have ergonomic monitors, which can be adjusted to a position which is comfortable for a user.
- In any office, desks are one of the most common equipment and so modern desks are designed to be comfortable for the user.
- To prevent developing back or neck aches, ergonomically contoured desks can be adjusted to the preferred height and angle.
- At the bottom, a good amount of space is there and so your feet are not restricted in movement. Under the desk, you can comfortably stretch out your legs.
- The best height for ergonomically designed desks is recommended between 24 and 27 inches high. Any height lesser than this would result in an awkward fit between the desk and the armrests of your chair.
Ergonomic Office Chairs
Employees can feel the difference by using well-designed ergonomic office chairs. They feel relaxed even when sitting for long working hours and don’t feel exhausted. As employees have to sit for long working hours, it’s imperative to design comfortable office chairs that support the body structure in the right manner.
Main features of ergonomically designed office chairs are listed here below:
- The seat of the chair should be kept above the floor level at a distance of 16 to 21 inches. This is an ideal height for users of all heights where their thighs relax straight, positioning their feet on the floor and hands on the desks quite easily.
- To facilitate relaxed sitting posture along with a depth that facilitates the user to sit back fully with his/ her back resting against the back support of the chair, ideally the chair should posses a breadth that ranges between 17 to 20 inches.
- To facilitate the user to acquire the best fit for his body requirements, the height, breadth and depth of the chair should be completely changeable.
- To get utmost comfort, the chair should also be able to give changeable (adjustable) forward and backward tilt and offer support that is joined by locking mechanisms that shield the chair angle from tilting too far in front or too far backwards.
- To lower the occurrence of the backache, chairs must be able to provide a consistent support to the lumbar region or the back region.
- In order to make long sitting hours relaxed and comfortable, the seat of the chair should be covered by smooth fabric.
- Employees can shield their bodies from the attack of musculoskeletal disorders by using an ergonomic footrest.
- To suit users having different heights, ergonomic footrests come fitted with changeable (adjustable) angle and height features.
- The absence of an appropriate footrest can result in lowering blood flow to the knees, which can lead to pain.
In a nutshell, ergonomic office furniture provides relaxed and comfortable working postures to the employees, which in turn assists the employees to be efficient in their work and remain healthy.