Did you know that construction, manufacturing and firefighting are not the only jobs that can present a certain degree of danger to an employee’s well-being?! That’s right, and no matter how strange it may sound to you, office desk jobs can also pose a danger to the employees’ overall health and can lead to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, back and neck problems as well as cancer. The reason for these problems is simple, we human beings are “designed” to be in constant movement, so the more we sit, the more our bodies start to lose the readiness for their natural purpose (which is to move) and that can lead to slower metabolism, slower blood flow, weaker joints and bones and lower energy levels. So, if you are concerned about yours or your employees’ well-being, it is time to invest in ergonomic furniture.
As an employer, your obligation is to take care of your employees’ productivity, motivation and well-being in general, and the first step in doing that is opting for furniture ergonomics type. Thanks to their features and structure, these types of furniture pieces have one and only purpose, to ease the job of employees by adding to their comfort, efficiency and well-being. Whether talking about a mouse, a laptop stand, an office desk or chair furniture ergonomics type, nowadays you can find many different helpful items. In the end, you may not change the work’s nature, but you can change the environment in which your employees work for the better.
For example, thanks to its headrest and specially designed backrest that can help retain the natural curve of the spine, an ergonomic chair can keep your body in a safe upright posture while reducing the pressure and stress on your neck, spine and hips.
The sit-stand desk, on the other hand, is designed to get employees up in order to move more which in fact is important for our body and well-being. According to some studies, this type of desks can boost productivity and reduce the chances of developing musculoskeletal problems.
The specially designed keyboards can increase the employees’ typing speed by reducing repetitive stretching and reaching, while ergonomic monitors can allow them to focus on their screens for longer periods of time without causing any side effects like headache or eye strain.
As you can see, all of these ergonomic items and furniture pieces can ensure the safety of your employees by reducing the risk of any type of injury while promoting their productivity, positivity and well-being.