Posted on by Jo Wozniak

Are you sitting correctly?
Take 10 seconds and do a quick check on how you're sitting. Back pain is one of the most common work-related injuries and is often caused by ordinary work activities such as sitting in an office chair or heavy lifting.

Now, how can Ergoport help you create an optimum working environment? We want to help provide a safe work-place where the focus is to prevent “non-accidental” posture-related injury.  The central message here is PREVENTION! Figure 3 is the clear winner.

 

*Consider maintaining a 90-120 degree recline in your chair


Tips for Improving Posture and Ergonomics:

  1. Create ergonomic physical environments and workspaces, such as sitting in an ergonomic office chairs
  2. Get up and move. Consider adopting a Sit-Stand Working Environment
  3. Identify the warning signs of back pain caused by poor ergonomics and posture
  4. Increase awareness of posture and ergonomics in every day settings
  5. Avoid overprotecting posture by maintaining an overall relaxed posture

The aim of the ergonomic chairs we offer is that they will assist you in maintaining optimum posture for extended periods of time. They should also be used with a Sit-Stand solution to give an overall ergonomic solution.

Ergonomic Chairs

Therapod Chair Gregory Inca Humanscale liberty mesh back chair  Herman Miller Sayl Chair

 

Sit-Stand Solutions

Conset DM15 Height Adjustable Desk  Workfit S Dual Workfit A

 

Five Benefits of a "Good Chair"

  1. Being able to change posture (improves blood circulation, prevents pressure from building-up in one area, maintain healthy discs)
  2. Reduced Muscle Activity (Muscles are working as hard when you are standing as they do when you are seated with no back support)
  3. Take the weight off your spine
  4. Maintaining the natural shape of the spine
  5. Increased productivity in the workplace

How adjustable is your chair?

When we add a new chair to our range, we pay specific attention to incorporating three key elements:

  • A 3 Lever Mechanism or a Synchron/Free-Float Mechanism
  • A seat with optimum pressure distribution
  • A fully adjustable posture system
Contemporary Therapod Chair  Herman Miller Embody Chair swift Mesh Back Chair

 

One of Ergoport's focus is to prevent “non-accidental” injury, where pain arises as a result of normal activities and requirements of the task. Poor body mechanics (such as slouching in an office chair), prolonged activity, repetitive motions, and fatigue are major contributors to these injuries.  Consider investing in an ergonomic chair today!

Don't forget, we are able to offer complimentary ergonomic advice no matter what situation you may need to be ergonomically compliant. (by appointment only)

Our showroom is open Monday  through to Friday from 9.00am to 5.30pm and located conveniently near North Sydney train station.

For appointment bookings please email sales@ergoport.com.au 

Yours in Health & Safety,

The Ergoport Team

Ph: 02 9929 8447
Fax: 02 9929 7040
www.ergoport.com.au