Foster Well Being in the Workplace.
Our customers know the value of designing employee workspaces to advance employee wellness in every area from office furniture and seating to accessories and lighting. AFD makes it easy and cost-effective to cultivate a comfortable and healthy office environment with a range of ergonomic chairs and adjustable height desks. Improving well being in the workplace can decrease healthcare costs and worker compensation claims while increasing productive collaboration and innovation.
For companies that don’t fully promote principles of ergonomic chairs and furniture as a means to well being in the workplace, workers continue to suffer from task-related injuries, and businesses suffer from associated high costs to employers. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) now account for more than one-third of all occupational illnesses and injuries in the U.S. according to recent information from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
When workplace well being is not enforced, the costs and the injuries can both be painful and debilitating. However, most work-related, repetitive stress injuries are avoidable. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), “A good chair provides necessary support to the back, legs, buttocks, and arms, while reducing exposures to awkward postures, contact stress, and forceful exertions.” OSHA confirms that, “Ergonomics — fitting a job to a person — helps lessen muscle fatigue, increases productivity and reduces the number and severity of work-related MSDs.”
In every industry, we’ve seen the economic benefits of having ergonomic chairs, adjustable height desks, and workplace wellness programs in place. Reports of success include fewer workers’ compensation claims, decreased cost per claim, less short-term disability and increased productivity. Businesses are seeing that investing upfront in workplace well being is keeping employees happier, healthier and more productive.
- Building Wellbeing Into the Workplace: White Paper
- Taking the Edge Off Work – An Ergonomic Study: White Paper
- Movement in the Workplace: White Paper