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Ergonomic Office Chair
- The Ergonomic Office Chair that you select for your workstation should be easily adjustable (Workstation Ergonomics).
- Ensure that your Ergonomic Office Chair has a strong base with five legs with casters that are good enough to roll over the floor or carpet.
- The Ergonomic Office Chair should revolve 360 degrees so that the user can access items around the workstation without twisting and straining.
- It is recommended that the height of the seat of the Ergonomics Office Chair is at least 16 inches.
- The length of the seat pan should be between 15 inches and 17 inches.
- The width of the seat pan should be at least 18 inches. It should have ample room for the user's thighs.
- The edges of the Ergonomics Office Chairs should be padded and shaped with soft, but firm material for good support.
- It is recommended that the minimum adjustable tilt of the seat pan of the Ergonomic Office Chair should be in the range of 5 degrees, both forward and backward.
- Try to avoid extremely contoured seats because they restrict different convenient sitting postures and are uncomfortable for many users.
- Ensure that the front edge of the seat pan of the Ergonomic Office Chair is rounded in a 'waterfall' fashion.
- Check whether the material used for the seat pan and back of Ergonomic Office Chair is firm, breathable, and resilient.
- The depth of the seat pan should be adjustable. Do not go for Ergonomic Office Chair in which only the back can be tilted forward and backward because they don't provide adequate adjustment for multiple users. There are Ergonomic Office Chairs with seat pans that can slide forward and backward and have a fixed back. There are some other Ergonomic Office Chair in which the position of the seat pan is fixed and the backrest moves horizontally forward and backward, so that the effective depth of the seat pan can be adjusted.
- The height and width of the backrest should be at least 15 inches and 12 inches respectively. It should be firm enough to provide lumbar support that matches the curve of your lower back.
- The backrest of your Ergonomic Office Chair should widen at its base and curve in from the sides to coincide with your body. Ensure that it does not meddle much with your arms.
- The backrest should allow you to recline at least 15 degrees and should be able to lock into place for firm support.
- The backrest should be high enough to support your upper trunk and neck/shoulder area. A headrest of the Ergonomic Office Chair should be provided if the backrest reclines more than about 30 degrees from vertical.
- The Ergonomic Office Chair should have removable armrests and the distance between them should be adjustable. The distance between the armrests should be at least 16 inches.
- The height of the armrests should be adjustable between 7 inches and 10.5 inches from the seat pan. It is better not to use fixed height armrests, especially for Ergonomic Office Chair with multiple users.
- The length and width of the armrests should be large enough to support your forearm without meddling with the work surface.
- The padding of the armrests should be firm and soft.
- Normally, Ergonomic Office Chair for the workstation are designed for users weighing below 275 pounds. For users weighing above 275 pounds, the Ergonomic Office Chair must be designed to support the extra weight.