A company’s success is dependent on how seriously they consider employee wellness within the office. We put together the ultimate guide on ergonomics, selecting office furniture, and productivity boosting tips to keep your employees focused, happy, and healthy all day long.
Take a Seat and Sit Up Straight
For most office jobs, you spend most of your day sitting down at a desk. Making sure you have the best office furniture including a chair, desk, and other pieces can make a huge impact on your productivity and your overall health. Without proper ergonomic features, an office chair can lead to severe back injuries and other health issues. Not sure what features are important? Check out these ergonomic tips on what to look for in a chair and how to adjust your posture for optimal health.
- What is an Ergonomic Chair?
- How to Choose an Ergonomic Chair
- OSHA Chair Quick Tips
- Selecting an Ergonomic Chair (PDF)
- 4 Ways to Turn Good Posture into Less Back Pain
- Sit Stand Switch
- The Office Ouch Factor
- Sitting Versus Standing Work
Lighting Tips to Avoid Eye Strain
Having appropriate lighting in your workspace can make all the difference. When you have insufficient lighting, it causes your eyes to work harder to focus on the subject you are looking at. Whether it be your computer screen or papers on your desk- a task light, lamp, or even natural sunlight from a window can help your eyes adjust without having to strain.
- Computer Vision Syndrome
- How to Create Better Home Office Lighting
- A Guide to LED Office Lighting for Your Small Business
- Ergonomic Lighting for the Modern Workplace
- Is Office Lighting Affecting Your Vision?
- 6 Tips to Help Combat Computer Vision Syndrome
- Computer Glasses and Computer Vision Syndrome
- Ditch Computer Eye Strain with These 8 Free Apps
Many day to day activities at the office involve navigating the internet and using computer tools like a keyboard, mouse, and monitors. It is important to place any computer tools close to you to avoid reaching and muscle strain. There are many different tools and accessories available to help with this-including wireless mice, keyboard trays, and monitor arms.
- Computer Posture (PDF)
- Guidelines for Safe and Longterm Use for the Most Common Desktop Accessories
- Workstation Components
- Neutral Posture Typing
- Office Ergonomics- Computer Monitor
- Selecting a Monitor Arm
- Monitor Positioning Instructions (PDF)
- Workstation Ergonomic Tips: Computer Monitors and Posture
A Healthy Office is a Happy Office
It is important to consider employee’s physical and mental health and the steps that can be taken to improve them within the office. To improve overall physical health, you can stay hydrated and eat nutritious foods, get some sunlight, and go for a walk on breaks or at lunch. Mental health is important to consider as well. To boost your mood and better your mental health at the office try steps like bringing outdoor elements inside and adding plants and other greenery in the office. Listening to music has been known to increase your mood as well. Explore some of these other tips to stay happy and healthy at the office all day long.
- 25 Ways You Can Make Your Life Healthier in the Office
- How to Stay Healthy at Work
- How to Stay Healthy While Working from Home
- Maximize Your Lunchtime Walk
- The 10 Best Plants for Your Office or Desk
- 7 Benefits of Having Plants in Your Office
- How to Bring the Outdoors into the Workplace
- Productivity Music for Focus (Recommended Playlists)