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A great task chair adjusts to your body's needs and provides targeted back support. Adjustable lumbar support assures sustained comfort regardless of your height and weight.
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Height-adjustable desks allow the user to work seated at a height that suits their height, as well as work while standing. Working while standing relieves back pressure and can improve focus.
Ergonomic accessories encompass monitor arms and keyboard trays. Monitor arms provide flexibility in screen height and placement. Keyboard trays allow your arms to relax, reducing workplace wrist injuries.
Fern’s Wave Suspension™ system is the heart of the chair and the key to its back comfort and flexibility. From all appearances, the back looks simple. But inside is a high level of science, engineering, and innovation that enables Fern to work with you, not against you.
With Fern, more comfort means less distraction. As you move or change posture, Fern works with you, not against you, so you can stay focused on the tasks at hand. With no hard outer frame, Fern has a soft and pliable edge that won’t jar you or limit your movement.
Since its launch in 2016, our Novo task chair has been recognized for its designer-friendly features and superior ergonomics. To date, Novo has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Red Dot Product Design award, an internationally recognized seal of quality, as well as the “Best of Neocon 2016” award in the Ergonomic/Task Chairs category by Contract Magazine and Buildings Magazine's 2016 Editors' Choice award in the Product Innovations category. With comfort-first design that’s also customizable down to the last detail (we offer 13 choices for lumbar accent colors alone!), personalizing is easy—whether you need something professional for the boardroom or vibrant for a modern, collaborative space.
The Very task chair, executive chair, and task stool provide office seating solutions that support individual comfort for a variety of tasks. Their wide range of aesthetic choices combine with a global design perspective to unite people and spaces. Configure and reconfigure these versatile Very chairs for employee workstations, seated touchdown areas, raised worksurfaces, and private offices.
The Very task chair, executive chair, and task stool provide customizable ergonomic support to enhance well-being and the sitting experience. With a patented asymmetrical lumbar control, easy adjustments, and supportive mesh, knit, or upholstery options,
Thoughtfully designed and informed by ergonomics, Soji® is a highly-adjustable task chair that syncs your body and mind the second you sit down—for healthier levels of performance and well-being, no matter where you work.
Soji fuses comfort and elegance to offer more ergonomic options and a greater range of design freedom than other desk chairs in its class. Backed by over 30 years of seating research, knowledge, and expertise, Soji embraces the relationship between the human body and office chair, ensuring exceptional comfort for just about any body.
Designed to complement any space and integrate effortlessly into the modern office, the Freedom task chair offers comfort, style and complete ease of use. Created by Niels Diffrient and winner of more than 10 design awards, the Freedom task chair uses the laws of physics and the sitter’s body weight to provide instant, custom support for every sitter. This perfect balance allows the user to effortlessly move, but be fully supported in each position. As a result, users change postures often, which leads to a more healthy and comfortable sitting experience.
Hop’s extensive range of height-adjustable tables support diverse workstyle needs and embrace well-being principles in space design. Simple and functional, they bring versatility into any floorplan. Hop height-adjustable tables provide ergonomic solutions that promote movement for people throughout the day, while width-expandable bases accommodate a variety of top sizes and shapes. Designers will appreciate how Hop offers flexible design choices and easy specification—from base styles to worksurface shapes and finishes.
- Electric height adjustable table base (2 legs)
- Exclusive, easy to assemble, folding frame design
- Expandable width frame (S:24″-41″, L:42″-74″)
- 3 stage legs adjust from 23.75″-49″ (frame height)
- LED 4 position programmable handset
- Dual sync motors / 300 lb lift capacity (including top)
- Cable manager included
- Anti collision safety feature
- UL, CE, TUV and Greenguard Gold Certified
- Qualifies for LEED credits
- Available in silver, black and white
- Electronic adjustment with soft start/stop and four
- Travel speed: 1.18” per second
- Dual motors (one in each leg)
- Soft collision technology that halts and retracts when
table surface meets resistance
- 26.26” to 45.94” (no top) height adjustment range
- 250-lb. lifting capacity and two-stage legs
- 42.25” to 74” adjustable base width
- Adjustable leveling glides
- Standard with metallic silver finish
- Standard with rectangle tops
- Standard with two legs only
- Standard with T Foot
- Available for 24″ and 30″ deep worksurfaces
- Finish options: silver, black, white
- MEMS Anti-Collision technology
- Height range of 22.5″ To 48.7″ meets BIFMA G1-2013
- Adjustment speed: 1.6″ per second
- Maximum current draw: 4.25 A at 120 V, 60 Hz
- Standby power: 0.1 W
- 10′ power cord
- Meets or exceeds BIFMA x5.5 standards
- GREENGUARD GOLD certified
In today’s fast-paced, agile work environment, there’s no time for discomfort. M8.1, part of Humanscale’s revolutionary new monitor arm line, instantly improves the comfort, health and productivity of any workspace. Fully compatible with traditional desks and sit/stand workstations alike, M8.1 meets a variety of configuration needs for single monitors from 6 to 28 pounds or – with an optional crossbar support – dual monitors up to 12 pounds each.
Find your best view, save desk space and discover your most productive self, thanks to the LX Desk Monitor Arm. Place your screen where you need it for each project, and then reclaim a space full of opportunities by folding the arm and pushing it aside during a much-needed screen break.
- Manual height adjustment
- 18.2" arm extension
- 4.1" arm retraction
- Up to 20.0 lb. weight capacity (per arm)
- 18.0" pole height (includes base)
- VESA 75mm/100mm quick release
- 180º lock-out feature
- Desk clamp and grommet mount included
- 28.0" max. monitor width (bezel measured left to right;
Max. width is contingent on weight capacity)
- Meets or exceeds BIFMA x5.5 and CSA
- Warranty 15 yr.
Keyboard trays don’t have to rule your space. With this underdesk keyboard arm, you get a full range of adjustment for an ergonomic fit with the option to store the tray under your worksurface for an automatic workspace boost. Add a monitor stand or arm to this adjustable platform for an even more comfortable workstyle.
In many ways, a keyboard support is the heart of an ergonomic workstation. As reach and vision drive posture, our keyboard tray allows the user to sit in a healthy, neutral posture through bringing the keyboard and mouse to the user in an ergonomic position.
A well-designed keyboard tray offers protection from carpal tunnel syndrome, neck and back pain and other musculoskeletal issues. Since 1999, Humanscale has been the leading manufacturer of under desk keyboard systems and today sells more than all other manufacturers combined.
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Is ergonomics worth the investment?
Learn the benefits of ergonomics in the workplace, backed by 250 case studies.
Work posture can affect our bodies overall health and well-being. As well as injuring our Musculoskeletal system leading to loss of time, loss of wages and serious injuries.
Musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) are disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and other soft tissue. Examples of these are: carpal tunnel, tendonitis, strains to the back, neck and shoulders or fingers. Although many injuries occur during one specific event, the majority of musculoskeletal injuries are cumulative, occurring over a period of time. The longer a person works with any of the symptoms, the greater the risk of permanent damage. Therefore, it is essential to modify the workplace or jobs so that suffering similar injuries can be avoided.
1/3 of worker’s compensation costs are attributed to MSI. The indirect cost can be up to 20X the direct cost of the injury itself.
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) says: “Making ergonomic changes has reduced physical demands, eliminated unnecessary movements, lowered injury rates and their associated workers’ compensation costs and reduced employee turnover. In many cases, work efficiency and productivity have increased as well.”
top 3 benefits of having an ergonomic workplace
Most importantly ergonomics prevents disorders and promotes well- being which leads to employee engagement. Less fatigue means fewer absences, lower turnover, higher morale, and better employee involvement.
Ergonomics reduces costs- Injured or sick employees can significantly lower overall company productivity; naturally, this can lead to a decrease in profit. However, such effects also result in higher direct and indirect costs that can be attributed to poor ergonomics. Imagine paying higher workers compensation, health care, and insurance premiums just because your office chairs are too uncomfortable.
Ergonomics improves productivity and higher ROI – By designing a space that allows for good posture, less exertion, fewer motions and better height, the workspace becomes more efficient and enables the employee to be less fatigued or stressed, and provides them the ability to due their job.
With all these benefits combined, your company—and the employees—get to enjoy high ROI. When health, well-being, and safety are greatly considered, employees feel more refreshed and motivated. This would, of course, lead to higher efficiency, productivity, quality of work, and eventually, revenue. In addition, you would also have better chances of attracting and retaining the best talents.
Consider the Reductions:
a. 59% average reduction of MSIs
b. 75% reduction in lost workdays
c. 53% reduction in restricted days
d. 68% reduction in worker’s compensation costs
e. 39% reduction in cost per claim
f. 43% decrease in labor costs