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The importance of ergonomics in the workplace

The importance of ergonomics in the workplace

Over the last decade, there has been a lot of discussion around the importance of ergonomics in the workplace. Ergonomic furniture helps to reduce costs, improve productivity and quality of work.

So how do we apply the principles of ergonomics to furniture design?

Through years of research, designers have utilised various materials and fabrics to create pieces that will sustain workers during the long hours each week.

For example, we know the benefits to our posture and in turn health when sitting on a Pilates ball, because when the ball swings, the body is in a constant tension and looking for the balance.

In case of 3.60, thanks to the mechanism that allows it to swing head on and laterally, in this case with a synchro movement, the task chair produces the same effect. In addition, it is combined with a better support thanks to the backrest, the armrests and the lumbar adjustment.

Other improvements that can be seen through intelligent design are:

  • Improvement of lumbar posture
  • Improvement of thermal comfort
  • Decreased risk of cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes

Additionally, the combination to work from a sitting or standing position allows to reduce the sedentary lifestyle in the office what reverberates in a direct way in the user’s health. In addition, the incorporation of the dynamism in the daily day increases the motivation and, thus, the efficiency of the users. Because of this, there has been an increase in the manufacture of sit to stand desks.

Small tweaks to the way office furniture is designed goes a long way in improving the overall health of the user. This happens by becoming more active throughout the day in relatively simple ways we can easily reach the recommended levels of physical activity. In turn, businesses will see fewer sick days and higher productivity. So it’s safe to say that furniture with health considerations at the forefront are smart business.