When sitting in an office chair for long hours, it is no wonder when returning home from work, your body would feel the tension and pressures from the day. Ergonomic office chairs and learning how to sit ergonomically and position your body correctly can be a terrific solution to tension. Workplace productivity in any company is a worry for the upper management and people held responsible when the work doesn’t get done.
Sitting correctly and learning to position you body, relieves tension and can help employees to not only work better but harder. Studies done recently have shown how much more productive an office can become as a result of a “facelift” in the ergonomic department. The employees receive new equipment and learn how to position it and use it properly for the tasks at hand and have recorded how different they feel at the end of the work day and how much more they seem to have gotten done when comfortable in their work environment.
Workplace communication is important when it comes to ergonomics and training all workplace employees how to sit and work properly. The amounts of workers compensation claims stemming from RSI’s (repetitive stress injuries) has skyrocketed recently as the number of hours worked has risen and more and more employers are dependent upon their employees sitting in front of a computer. The amounts of money in insurance premiums and paying such claims is one that can be avoided for most business if proper ergonomics were installed into the building.
Many businesses are jumping on the bandwagon and realizing that not only can money be saved in claims from practicing ergonomics in the office, but ergonomics also help to increase productivity and keep your employees at work, instead of at home on leave for “carpal tunnel” surgery or some other common ergonomic mishap. Save money for your company and find a great way to make your employees more productive by using ergonomics in your office and reap the benefits.
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Amy Pedersen has worked in the Ergonomics and Office Furniture industry for over 10 years and is owner of Sit On This Ergonomics, operating a number of ergonomic websites dedicated to Office Chairs and the practice of good Workplace Ergonomics.
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