Chairs Buyer's Guide: Intro

Introduction to Purchasing Chairs

Sitting down on the job can be hazardous to your health. Workers spend seven hours or more seated, and the wrong chair can distract them from the job at hand by causing pain in the back, neck, arms, and wrist.

In some cases, experts in ergonomics say, a bad chair can contribute to long-term permanent injury, which can result in costly workers compensation claims.

Keep in mind that one size does not fit all. People come in different heights and girths, with different arm and leg lengths, which greatly affects whether they'll find a chair comfortable. The best chairs have adjustable heights, backrests, seat pans, and arm rests. Even then, plan on offering your employees a choice of more than one model.

Stay tuned for more chair buying guide posts that are designed to give you the facts you need to select office chairs for individuals or many people in your firm.