Besides all of the health and wealth benefits of the new ergonomic products they tend to be a lot of fun. Often times they change the way you traditionally do a task. Learning a new way can be challenging but a fun process. Co-workers may laugh at your struggle but trust me after a few days of your new chair or keyboard. One by one they will come up and ask you where you purchased it and then in no time the entire office is ergonomic.
There are some online stores that will rent you ergonomic chairs and other expensive ergonomic equipment; you can try a chair for a month before deciding if you want to buy it and if you decide to keep the chair, the stores will apply the rental price toward the total cost. This may be a good deal if you want an expensive Aeron chair but need to know if it is the best mesh chair for you. Whenever you see the designation ergonomically designed, find out if it’s truly an ergonomic chair or just a marketing ploy. Other ergonomic products you can buy cheaply enough include: document holders, ergonomic workstations, telephone mounts, ergonomic keyboards and mouse devices, footrests and speaker stands.
Ergonomic intensive use chairs or seating, also known as 24/7 seating, is for dispatch room security monitoring areas, control rooms, and 911 emergency dispatch offices. Tilt options on the industrial chair mechanisms as well as cylinder height must be considered depending on the job to be handled. Ergonomic intensive use chairs are very durable and especially need to be ergonomic in design, because workers are typically sitting for a lot of hours.
The terms computer ergonomics and office ergonomics are often used interchangeably; they are usually referring to body-adapted ergonomic chairs, office chairs, stools, desks, keyboards, mice, and so on. The word has become an important part of office terminology. The features of ergonomic chairs and office chairs are listed below. What you need to look for in an ergonomic chair depends a lot on what you’ll most likely be using the chair for. Ergonomics can be applicable in many work environments including, medical, industrial and laboratory but it’s growing more important than ever in today’s office environment.
Ergonomics therefore is a triangular relationship between the environment, the equipment and the human. There is no set formula; it remains the same in any environment that includes humans / machines, or equipment. My knowledge as an Occupational Therapist and my personal experience with a congenital back disorder and osteoarthritis in both hands, will guide you through correct principles for ergonomic performance and safety.