Ergonomics of seating
THE ERGONOMICS OF SEATING
The goal of ergonomics is to provide maximum productivity with minimal cost - cost relating to the physiological or health cost to the worker.
The goal for the design of workplaces is to design for as many people as possible without compromising safety, health and comfort.
Although sitting requires less physical effort than standing or walking, it places excessive stress on the lumbar area. To avoid developing or compounding back problems, an ergonomically designed chair is vital, and has a direct bearing on performance, and ultimately on the bottom line.