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Benefits Of Ergonomic Seating

Benefits Of Ergonomic Seating

In stressful work environments, ergonomic seating is not just a luxury — it’s a necessity. That’s because employees who sit for long periods of time in demanding office, government, military, transportation, law enforcement or other environments face specific challenges that ergonomic chairs counteract. Fueled by ergonomics — the science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the capabilities of workers — 24/7 chairs are able to make a dramatic difference in employee productivity and job satisfaction, as well as in business costs.

Benefits of Ergonomic Seating

Consider some of the biggest benefits of ergonomic 24/7 seating below:

  1. Improved Worker Health. Seventy-four percent of workers experience pain at their desks on a regular basis, which can lead to distraction, decreased productivity, health issues and sick days. In fact, lower back pain is the second most common reason people miss work. Ergonomic chairs prevent this common discomfort in several ways: they conform to each worker’s specific shape, support the spine, and keep tissues and joints in a neutral position.
  2. Better Work Productivity. Not only do 24/7 chairs offer workers health benefits, but, by reducing stress and distractions, they also make it easier to stay focused on the job. Focused employees are more productive employees — better able to make quick responses and fewer mistakes.
  3. Customizability. When multiple employees use a particular desk, finding an effective seating option for various body types can be tricky. Ergonomic furniture solves this issue by providing customizable support in adjustable seat height, adjustable armrests, and adequate seat width and depth for various employees.
  4. Reduced Business Costs. Ergonomics in the workplace reduces costs by making workers more focused and productive, as well as by preventing work-related injuries and diseases. For example, because 24/7 seating reduces musculoskeletal disorders, it reduces the business costs (currently up to $50 billion annually in America alone) associated with them. Right now, employers pay between $15 and $18 billion in worker’s compensation costs — so any step to proactively prevent these expenses is a big cost cutter.

Overall, research has shown that switching to ergonomic office furniture can:

  • Reduce employee absenteeism
  • Reduce employee mistakes
  • Keep workers on task
  • Increase employee engagement
  • Improve job satisfaction
  • Boost employee morale
  • Demonstrate a company’s commitment to safety

Whether it’s in a 24/7 call center, military facility or office environment, ergonomic seating options are a smart investment. Find out more about our durable, comfortable ergonomic options at Concept Seating today!