SEPARATION PANELS & DESK PARTITIONS
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Are you an avid gamer and sit for over 6 hours at a time? If so, it may be time to get a custom-built gaming chair to fit you uniquely. Whether you like sitting up or are leaning back while gaming, it is crucial to maintain proper body support. A custom-built gaming chair can look fresh and provide all the back support and comfort you need and more.
Customize these chairs to fit you, and the look you are desire. Choose from hundreds of fabrics, select a foam or fabric that feels comfortable to you, and select from several other ergonomic additions. …
Ergonomics, the word, may soon suffer the same fate as “natural” if we’re not careful. Have you noticed how much “natural” food there is? It turns out, it doesn’t mean much of anything. That’s because the standards are so vague that a lot of decidedly unnatural seeming foods bear the label. So it’s more of a marketing term than anything else.
Ergonomic furniture, in many cases, is sold like natural food. The word is slapped on ergonomic chairs and desks that are sold in big boxes in big box stores to people with aching backs and necks who seek relief. Instead, they usually get a substandard chair with a confusing array of adjustable knobs and levers plus scant instructions on how to properly use all that intimidating hardware. And nobody tells them that that ergonomic chair in itself is not the panacea – it’s just a small part of a process that adds up to an ergonomic lifestyle in an ergonomic workspace.
At Harris Work Systems, we just shake our heads – the ones we keep perched atop our relaxed necks and shoulders (because we work in real ergonomic offices) – and sigh.
First of all, ergonomic is two Greek words glued together: ergon meaning work, and nomos meaning laws or customs. So it’s the study of work customs. Which doesn’t do us much good. So let’s dive deeper.
If you Google ergonomics you’ll get this: “The study of people’s efficiency in their working environment.” Which sounds like, well, a work efficiency study – but lots of things can affect that. For instance, caffeine. Or rousing music. Google appears to have phoned this definition in, so we’ll rate it: fairly pathetic.
Diving a little deeper, down to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, we discover: “ergonomics is an applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely.” This makes it sound as though they’re equally interested in the user’s and the thing’s safety. Desks don’t get repetitive stress syndrome; still, we’ll rate this a solid: on the right track.
Finally, OSHA, which has to deal with the results of the lack of ergonomics, puts it this way: “Ergonomics is the science of designing the job to fit the worker, rather than physically forcing the worker’s body to fit the job. Adapting tasks, work stations, tools, and equipment to fit the worker can help reduce physical stress on a worker’s body and eliminate many potentially serious, disabling work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).”
Bingo. The work environment fits the person and not the other way around. That’s our philosophy – except that we take it just one, very important step further.
At Harris WorkSystems, we like to add the missing ingredient to OSHA’s definition of ergonomics – you. Exactly, uniquely you. Why? To answer this, let’s look at the clothing industry.
A long time ago, when clothing became a mass produced item, designers noticed something important – human beings come in all different sizes and proportions. So as much as they may have wanted to, clothing manufacturers simply couldn’t make one size of clothing to fit everyone.
It’s the same with ergonomic chairs, ergonomic desks, ergonomic workstations, and ergonomic offices – and ergonomic lifestyles. You are tall or short, large, medium or lean, have a long or short torso, long or short limbs, and lots of other bodily attributes that are different from the person next to you. You also have a different lifestyle. You are athletic or not so much. You like to stand a lot or you prefer to sit more. You have perfect posture (in which case you are a rare person, indeed) and are pain-free. Or you come with a few bodily twists and turns and their attendant aches.
Whoever you are and whatever shape you come in, there are ergonomic solutions that will fit you precisely and help you improve and maintain your postural health. Our job is to help you find the solutions that fit your body type, your work style, your preferences, and any physical difficulties you may have. In other words, were the antidote to buying ergonomics in a box. Rather than sell furniture on a one-size-fits-all basis, we help you discover the one ergonomic chair, ergonomic desk, and other ergonomic furniture that is just right for you. To achieve this, we start by listening and learning about you and your needs, and then find the ergonomic furniture and accessories that fit you, uniquely.
We have a lot of ergonomic tools to choose from, including:
Our expertise doesn’t stop at ergonomic furniture; that’s just the starting block. We like to help you become the healthiest you. To achieve that, you need to know how to adjust your ergonomic furniture to fit you. We’ll show you how – and we guarantee you’ll feel the healthy, relaxing difference. Plus, we’ll help you discover the right sitting and standing postures for you.
If you live or work close to us, we invite you to come in for a one-on-one ergonomic fitting. If you live farther away, there’s a questionnaire on our website that helps us understand your needs better, so we can recommend the best ergonomic options for you. Above all, we love it when you call us to discuss your unique needs. Because all of our trained staff possess the most essential ergonomic tools of all – we’re all ergonomic ears.
At Harris Worksystems, your wellbeing has been our reason for being since our very beginning in 1992. We’re the experts at finding individually fitted ergonomic solutions that help you work and live in better health. For more information, check out our website at: https://hwsfurniture.com/. Or better yet, give us a call at: 1-(800)-577-4797. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions. Here’s to a healthier you!
You see the competing articles everywhere: “Sitting is the new smoking”, “Standing All Day is Twice as Bad as Sitting for Your Heart”. Everyday there is a new article telling you that one or the other of these work methods is dangerously horrible for you. So what do you do?
Here are the simple facts: The average person spends around 12 hours of their day sitting. This means that for half of the day their minds are active, but their bodies are sedentary. This time includes driving, working, eating, and watching TV.
Standing all day is not the answer to this problem. Your body needs to move throughout the day. It is surprising how just standing and walking more throughout the day can increase your energy. The general consensus is that you should alternate between standing and sitting every 30 minutes. That can be hard to remember to do when you are absorbed in your work.
“The best position is the next position. Always keep moving throughout the day!”
Here are some of the tools we use here to give us a little nudge to stand:
Outlook calendar alerts. Set yourself a task reminder that will make an alert window pop up.
Not a fan of Outlook? No problem, I recently tried out Orzeszek Timer. It is a light weight program that keeps a small window on your desktop.
You can set any amount of time from seconds to hours; when your time is up, the window flashes at you.
You do not need a sit-to-stand base on your desk to accomplish this, but it sure does help! I have a HAT base under my surface and I love it. I just push a button and up it goes. Being able to switch my desk height on a whim has really improved my health and productivity. Before my sit/stand when I would feel sluggish I would reach for the coffee. Now I stand and shake off the fatigue. When my back starts to feel achy half way through the day I just stand for 20 minutes and stretch out. It really took a couple of weeks to notice the difference, but I feel like I have more energy at the end of the day.
If you do not have the ability to switch to a full sit-to-stand workstation there are other options for you. The Volante unit for example sits on your desk and you can raise it with a lever. It is very portable!
If you are not in the market for new equipment or just want to see how you like working while standing, try a sturdy moving box or find a counter to work at. The most important thing is that you continue to move throughout the day. Small changes to your routine can make a large impact on your life: move your printer farther from you to force yourself to get up, take short ten minute walks around your building, if appropriate walk over to your co-worker to ask a question instead of emailing them. You will feel better and your work life will improve with your new energy boost.