Westfall

Commercial Furniture

Westfall

Commercial Furniture

Ergonomics

Healthy Sitting and Standing Postures

  • Shoulders and Arms
  • 5Keep the Shoulders Relaxed - not "shrugged up" or "slumped-down"
  • 5Keep your elbows close to your body
  • 5Keep work at about elbow height
  • Back
  • 5Stand Straight - avoid situations that require bending, leaning to the side, or twisting
  • 5A sit/stand stool will allow for changes in posture
  • 5For work performed while sitting, a back rest will help maintain proper posture
  • Hands and Wrists
  • 5Keep the hands straight and in line with the forearms - avoid twisting hands
  • 5Avoid working with wrists pressed against sharp or hard edges
  • Feet and Legs
  • 5Placing a foot on a footrest or other support will promote comfort
  • 5Provide toe space to allow workers to stand closer to counters. This can reduce reaching
  • Head and Neck
  • 5Avoid situations that require twisting the neck or bending it forward, backward, or to the side

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