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Work Place Ergonomics - Choose Your Chair

Choose Your Chair

Casual

Casual use chairs -- 0-3 hours

Chair Selection

Job Types

Executive, Manager, Sales Professional, General Office

Job Characteristics:

Computer usage is a convenience, extensive variety of tasks, frequent interaction in workstation, limited time spent in workstation or on computer

Computer Support Products:

Adjustable keyboard tray, copyholder, appropriate task lighting, backrest *

Moderate

Moderate use -- 3-5 hours

Chair Selection

Job Types

Professional/Technical, Designer, Clerical/Secretarial, Journalist/Writer

Job Characteristics:

Computer use is an important part of daily activities, moderate variety of tasks, occasional interaction in workstation, variable amount of time spent in workstation of office

Computer Support Products:

Ergonomic chair, adjustable keyboard tray, copyholder, appropriate task lighting, telephone shoulder rest, footrest*, backrest*, monitor screen filters**

Intensive

Intensive use -- 5-8 hours

Chair Selection

Job Types

Journalist/Writer, Data Entry, Telemarketer, Call Center, Customer Service

Job Characteristics:

Use of computer is essential, minimum variety of tasks, infrequent interaction in workstation, most or all of time is spent in workstation

Computer Support Products:

Ergonomic workstation & adjustable chair, adjustable keyboard tray, copyholder, appropriate task lighting, phone headset, wristrest & supports, adjustable monitor arm, monitor screen filters**, footrest*, backrest*

Optional:

Heaters, fans & air cleaners are employee comfort options.

Multifunctional

Multifunctional use -- 3-5 hours

Chair Selection

Job Types

Journalist/Writer, Executive and Mid Management

Job Characteristics:

For individuals that perform both moderate computer related activities and managerial duties.

Computer Support Products:

Ergonomic workstation & adjustable chair, adjustable keyboard tray, copyholder, appropriate task lighting, phone headset, wristrest & supports, adjustable monitor arm, monitor screen filters**, footrest*, backrest*

Optional:

Heaters, fans & air cleaners are employee comfort options.

* Depending on user's size
** Depending on lighting & VDT