What aspects of a used office chair should you consider when shopping for workplace furnishings? You may have heard of the term “ergonomic,” but without a firm understanding of what this means, you risk investing in a chair that won’t offer your workers any spinal support. There are so many solutions out there that checking each individual feature will help prevent negative health impacts when the chair is put into action.
Writing for the Epoch Times, Robert Morrison recently examined some of the most important aspects of a great chair, which include height, weight and lower lumbar support. While any office chair’s seat can be soft and appear to offer a solid back, it can’t be too shallow and has to distribute the weight overall to prevent slouching.
Another important aspect to consider is where the adjuster lever is on the chair and how easy it is to make changes to its height. Morrison says that all workers should be able to place their feet comfortably on the ground.
“Standard options for ergonomic models are height/seat and arm adjustment controls,” he writes. “To make the chair much more custom, purchase one with a seat slide adjustment so the seat pan can accommodate the length of your legs. You may also consider tilt and tilt lock functions.”
Finally, armrests contribute to the impact of a chair on a person’s body. The Fort Campbell Courier recently said that resting arms on hard surfaces will affect the nerves and blood vessels.
Buying an ergonomic chair isn’t enough: You and your fellow employees need the support of only the highest quality office furniture.