Is Your Chair Hurting You?
Do you know how many hours you spend in your office chair? What if we told you that you spend nearly 1,900 hours each year in your office chair, would you be shocked? Now imagine how many years you will work. This makes up a large portion of our life spent in that office chair and the more time you spend in that chair the more it affects your health. For some people the time spent in an office chair is longer than they sleep each day.
With office chairs playing this big of a roll in our health and life, you would think that a great amount of time and consideration would go into making sure that you have a chair that not only looks good, but is also comfortable and supportive. In reality, people spend more time and money on their desk than choosing a supportive office chair.
Want to know the easiest way to justify the cost of a quality chair? Ensure that your employees and missing fewer days. According to OSHA work related musculoskeletal disorders are one of the most commonly reported reasons for employees missing or being limited on the job. Your employees health will benefit from the proper chair, reducing back, leg and carpal tunnel issues. This means they will miss less days and likely increase their productivity by reducing their discomfort and fatigue.
Some important features to look for in your chair are:
- An adjustable backrest that curves to support the lower back.
- Adjustable height to all feet to comfortably rest flat on the floor.
- Adjustable arm height that can match the height of the users desk.
- A full back that reaches the users shoulder blades at a minimum.
- A durable cushion that is durable such as memory foam.
- A seat that is deep enough to properly support the leg.
Now that you know the chair your employee sits in matters, how do you pick the right chair? At Black Hills Business Source we are certified ergonomic experts and can discuss the fit and function of the desks and chairs in your workplace. We also offer a line of chairs from Lorell called Wellness By Design that are all approved by the American Chiropractic Association and we have several new Mesh Chair styles coming for 2019.
Call us today to see how we can make your employees more comfortable and happier. We want to help you and your employees reach your full potential. We have a large selection of clearance still available through the end of December.
Call today to take to help you and your employees reach your maximum potential at (605) 343-1494 or stop into our showroom at 732 Jackson Blvd in Rapid City.