Picking out an ergonomic office chair seems simple until you’re trying to buy office chairs for your entire staff. Aside from the aesthetics of what type of chair you choose, there’s also the investment portion to consider. I’m not talking about the financial cost, but of course that weighs in as a factor too.
So what am I referring to?
Did you know back pain is one of the most common reasons employees miss work? When employees miss work and go to the doctor, back pain is only second to upper respiratory infections as their primary complaint, according to ACA Today.
Starting to catch my drift as to why I am referring to something seemingly as simple as office chairs as an investment? It is. It can be an investment with a colossal return, merely by reducing the amount of days missed by employees due to back pain.
You might be thinking, “Well, I’m sure it’s true and all about missed work due to back pain, but surely this is a skewed perception. Obviously the majority of these cases HAVE to be made up of people in labor positions, like construction workers.”
Sounds like a fair enough assumption, right?
In actuality though, 54% of employees suffering from low back pain spend most of their time sitting. Sounds crazy, but it’s true!
If you’re still not 100% following on how office chairs are the solution to all of this, I have one word for you: ergonomics.
A study done by Ohio State University Spine Research Institute,cites that low back pain workers compensation injuries are typically related to ergonomics and over-exertion. They go on to explain further that,”Reports have shown that the average cost of a back injury related workers comp claim can be $40,000 – $80,000 per employee.”
Isn’t that insane?!
So what if I told you Better Office Furniture in St. Charles could help lessen the chances of your employees becoming part of these statistics? Employees could miss less work due to back pain issues, which would increase office productivity, and the office chairs would look fabulous? Sounds like a no brainer to me!
Executive Office Chairs
The type of chair you may want to look at might depend on the type of business you have, or the current style of office furniture you already have in your space. Here are some fantastic options:
Boss Heavy Duty Padded Executive Chair
You may want this to be the top pick to go with your office desk! It offers a pneumatic gas lift for seat height adjustment. This chair is very ergo-friendly, and the name “Boss Heavy Duty Padded Executive Chair” says it all. This office chair is super padded and luxuriously plush. It’s like sitting on a cloud all day long.
Boss Hinged Arm Executive Chair With Synchro-Tilt
If you prefer something a bit less plush looking for your employees, or for yourself, the Boss Hinged Arm Executive Chair With Synchro-Tilt is a perfect alternative. It still offers the pneumatic gas lift for seat height adjustment. This chair doesn’t have the plush material, but still provides tremendous comfort and offers fantastic ergonomics. Plus synchro-tilt allows the chair to lock into any position within the tilt range.
Chair, Plush Big Man’s
Have a staff member who may need a little extra chair room or stability? Some of us are a little bigger, and a typical chair is designed to hold about 200-250 pounds. The Plush Big Man’s Chair is designed to hold up to 350 pounds and offers a heavy duty spring tilt mechanism to give you peace of mind knowing your office chair won’t unexpectedly collapse on you! Plus the seat is extra wide AND extra deep for added comfort.
Express KB Series Executive Mesh Chair with Adjustable Lumbar
Looking for something a bit more modern looking for your office space? The Express KB Series Executive Mesh Chair with Adjustable Lumbar will be a phenomenal pick for you. Especially if you’re wanting to ensure top-notch lumbar support. It boasts a modern mesh backing with a highly adjustable lumbar support; allowing you to fit this chair to your exact lumbar needs. Buh- bye Advil!
Global Accord High Back Multi Tilter Chair
If the traditional style executive chairs, or mesh back chairs aren’t your jam, or won’t blend well with your current office decor, consider the Global Accord High Back Multi Tilter Chair! This office chair is part of an award-winning series, and posses a classic style with finely polished aluminum arms. It also gently supports the curve of the spine to reduce fatigue.
These are merely a few of the options available at Better Office Furniture in St. Charles. You can click here to peruse more office chair options on our website if these options don’t fit your exact preferences.
As you can see from the product images, these office chairs are made of high quality materials, and are built to last. They offer phenomenal lumbar support; which will hopefully contribute to the good spine health of your employees. They will thank you for helping kick their much needed daily Advil to the curb, and you will have employees who miss less work and are more productive.
What is the Best Ergonomic Office Chair?
Regardless if you end up getting your office chairs from Better Office Furniture in St. Charles, there are a few points you should look for in a good, ergonomic office chair:
1-Lumbar support– the back should curve naturally to the spine, and even better if the lumbar is adjustable.
2-Adjustability-the best office chairs ergonomically have at least 5 adjustable areas on the chairs, and some have as many as 14.
3-Fabric-the fabric should have at least some features to make it breathable so it doesn’t get too hot after sitting for periods of time.
4-Wheel base-almost all office chairs have wheels, but if you have carpet, consider having wheels specifically designed to roll on carpet to reduce any strain trying to move in your chair.
5-Swivel base- the chair should have some swivel capability to ensure easy ability to reach to different areas in the work space, and minimize any continual stretching or pulling for you or your employee.
Have more questions about specific office chair products, what would work best for your office or about points to look for when office chair shopping? Call us at 314-266-9083 today for more help!