What is Ergonomics?
Ergonomics is a word used to describe improving the productivity, health, safety and comfort of people, as well as promoting effective interaction among people, technology and the environment in which both must operate. It has become a concern for most employers and a subject we must all now address.
Who is Responsible?
Employers are responsible to provide a safe and effective workspace. Companies are now being encouraged to purchase adjustable furniture for the reasonable accommodation of users.
Purpose of Ergonomic Furniture
Ergonomic furniture should be designed to facilitate task performance, minimize fatigue and injury by fitting equipment to the body size, strength and range of motion of the user.
Office furnishings designed for ergonomics have adjustable components that enable the user to modify the workstation to accommodate different physical dimensions and the requirements of the job. Ergonomically designed furniture can reduce pain and injury, increase productivity, improve morale, and decrease complaints. Furnishings and equipment should be sized to fit the individual user.
The purchase of furniture should be task specific to eliminate:
Static or awkward posture – Repetitive motion – Poor access or inadequate clearance and excessive reach – Display screens difficult to read – Controls that are confusing to operate or require too much force
Therefore, your furniture should be suitable for the types of tasks performed and be adaptable to multi-purpose use.
Commercial Design Control Inc.
If you are unsure about the ergonomics in your workspace, just ask us to evaluate your existing stations. Setting up an ergonomic friendly workspace will pay off with better productivity and a happier employee with less absenteeism.
Office workstation deals do not come along every day, so when you see one that is really good, take advantage of it! Jump on it quick!
Commercial Design Control Inc. has a vast array of office guest chairs and office task seating that we put on as a special of the month. We usually like to source out an office guest chair that has a modern feel that could be placed in front of any style of modern office desk, reception area or board room table.
We suggest using a solid fixed base for an office guest or lounge chair … either sled base or post leg so the chair cannot be moved easily. It is nice to have the chairs positioned in their spots so that when someone comes in to sit down, the chair is roughly where it should be and does not have to be moved back into position when your guest needs a seat.
Many of the office guest chairs have a coordinating office task chair so the look of the task and the guest are matching in terms of style on the seat and back.
Using a vinyl or leather on the office guest chair seat will lend to an easy clean up should spills or soils occur on the seat. If you are looking for a modern look for your offices a mesh back is nice and keeps the look of the chairs open and airy.
This month Commercial Design Control Inc. is offering the Arc Guest chair which has a sled base chrome frame, mesh back and faux leather seat for an amazing price of $99.00 each while supplies last. This same chair would normally sell at Commercial Design Control Inc. for $249.00 each. This truly is a fantastic deal at $99.00.
Watch for more specials from Commercial Design Control Inc. as we continue to offer more office furniture products on our monthly specials!
People ask us what we think is the best office chair when you are starting your company and budget is a great consideration. My answer is “one that is comfortable to the majority of the users and fits your style in terms of looks and budget”. 🙂
There are so many chairs available that it becomes mind boggling trying to seat an entire office with just one chair. Price is always a big factor, so you want to get something that will work and be comfortable as well as not break the bank.
First you should to consider if there are any specific ergonomic needs in your group such as wrist, back or hip problems. Are your users mostly men or woman or a mix? What are the job functions of your users? Do they sit and work at a computer all day, or are they walking around the office a lot and occasionally need to relax in a stretching position? These are a few of the many factors you need to think about when you are picking a single chair for many users.
To help with your decision, we at Commercial Design Control Inc. have come up with two chairs that we call the “one size fits all”.
When using these chairs, you can be quite confident that you will be please the majority of the population in your office. Special needs aside, these chairs are supportive and cover the basic ergonomic functions with a price that is easy to handle.
I like to use a Manager’s chair style that doubles as a board room/conference room chair, and a good task chair to serve your users in admin, sales, customer service and accounting. Here are two chair models that will get you started.
CDC – 3121 – Mid Back Chair
Price $ 179.00 per chair
“Comfort level high”
Model CDC – 5500 has a thick padded seat and breathable black mesh back for a high tech style, comfort and durability.
Model CDC – 3121 is a mid-back ergonomic chair with a molded foam seat and back with plastic back guard protecting against walls and sharp edges. This chair is more geared towards traditional comfort and excellent for a Manager’s office or Board Room space.
Chair models include the following:
Lumbar support provides support to the lower back.
Pneumatic seat height adjustment personalizes the height of the chair.
2-to-1 synchro tilter reclines while keeping the seat cushion level.
Adjustable arms for raising and lowering arm heights
Base and Wheels
Heavy duty nylon base and dual wheel carpet friendly casters
Warranty – 15 years warranty on all non-moving metal parts, 2 years on components parts and 3 years warranty on upholstery fabric and foam makes them one of the best chairs out there.
These are two chairs that will cover your most basic needs, however we suggest looking at our website for more ideas of recommended seating and how to select a chair that will work for your office.