Finding a comfortable ergonomic leather office chair.
What is ergonomics you ask and what does a leather office chair have to do with it? Well according to The International Ergonomics Association defines ergonomics as follows:
"Ergonomics (or human factors) is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance."
Basically it's the science of how we interact with equipment and devises, and how we can make them more comfortable to use and be more productive using them. When Ergonomics was first being talked about there were two main ideas that they wanted to incorporate and that was health and productivity. It is very useful in the design of office furniture like leather office chairs and the machines and equipment like computers and keyboards that we use in our daily lives. Ergonomic design is essential in the prevention of pain caused by repetitive and strenuous movement which over time can cause long term health issues.
Ergonomics is not only meant to focuses on the physical strain it can place on the bodies muscles, joints, tendons and bones but also the environmental issues which can effect vision, hearing and your overall health. If we can design the job to fit the worker, and not force the worker to fit the job, than we can improve the overall performance of the job being done. Sounds good for everyone if you ask me, the employees are more relaxed, comfortable, and focused, which in turn makes them more productive which the employers love.
If you think about the insurance claims, disability claims, workman's comp, and all other claims caused by injury and strain that could be avoided with proper use of ergonomics. There has been numerous court cases where employers have paid millions of dollars do to work related injuries that could have been avoided with proper ergonomics. This tends to add up to a lot of money to an employer that could have been used to expand his/her business or offer better salaries to their employees. If the proper steps are taken to design the workspace to the individual doing the job we can start seeing a significant drop in insurance claims and premiums which will amount to a very sizable savings.
We have to start realizing that the old way of doing things are no longer efficient and ergonomics is one of the easiest things we can do to improve our daily working lives. Let's take a look at some simple steps we can take to improve our work stations.
1. Ergonomic leather office chairs: Improves posture and offers support to the crucial areas of the body that could otherwise lead to health problems.
2. Ergonomic keyboards: Helps to support proper typing mechanics and when used with an ergonomic leather office chair it can reduce the strain on repetitious movement that can cause very painful health issues.
3. Design of workstation: This involves creating the most efficient layout of all the tools needed to do that particular job in relation to the movements that the job requires.
These are very simple steps you can take to improving your overall work life and health, and there are many more this is just the tip of the iceberg, the simplest of ideas.
You can find actual professionals who will come and give your home or office an ergonomic assessment and help you design the proper workspace or home environment. For your first step and one of the easiest and cheapest things you can do is check out a leather office chair. there's a link below to my site that reviews leather office chairs for everyday consumers.