5 Essentials for “Complete” Workstation
In the business of making well-designed ergonomic tools in the workplace for more than 35 years, Humanscale and its team of certified ergonomists know that a good workplace is more than just a good chair or desk. There are a few key factors to consider to ensure that the workplace is functional and flexible and that it is comfortable and healthy for the user. A leader in sustainable ergonomic work tools has prepared a checklist to create a better workplace, ideal for a home or business office.
1. Acquiring a complete workplace is an important first step in building a comfortable and healthy workplace. Jonathan Puleio, a certified ergonomist and Global VP of Consing for Humanscale focuses on the integration between human comfort while working with their entire experience. He suggests that a comfortable ergonomic chair can lead to increased vigilance and increased blood flow, benefiting a person. Puleio goes on to suggest that they seek a seat that automatically adjusts to the sitter, so they don’t have to carry confusing buttons and fabrics to be comfortable as they change jobs and positions throughout the day. One chair Puleio recommends is the Humanscale Liberty chair, like all Humanscale seats, which provides a reclining back seat with a responsive backrest that provides lumbar support to all seating positions.
2. Desk Ergonomics now knows that it is important for people to be able to move freely throughout the day in order to be healthy, comfortable, and focused on work. A good sitting/standing desk should be simple, accurate, and easy to use, so if a person needs to stand or sit while working, the process of lifting or lowering the desk is seamless. The Humanscale’s Float table, for example, has an integrated resistance system that incorporates a variety of weights, so lifting or lowering a desk is as quick and easy as sitting or standing and does not interfere with workflow.
3. With the advent of illuminated screens and open floor systems, job lighting, as an addition to natural light or more, is necessary for you to have a good work experience. “To avoid ocular discomfort that can interfere with a person’s work and health and well-being, it is important to find the right balance of work, light, and dignity, and that is smooth and easy to adapt to daily needs,” said Puleio. The adjustment of the work lamp that we need to be able to do includes both the clock face and light levels. Humanscale’s Horizon 2.0 is a single work light that meets these requirements. It reduces eye strain and improves overall comfort by providing unobtrusive lighting that systematically corrects a variety of tasks, from reading documents to writing emails, and everything in between.
4. Although often overlooked, monitor arms promote a cozy work environment and support a healthy, well-functioning ergonomic working environment, making it a must-have for a good desk setting. Many professionals tend to rely on their computer monitors for better vision. Arm monitoring enables them to zoom in on the monitor so that they can sit comfortably, with their backs turned to the work chair, and then see the work on their screen.
5. Keyboard cap The keyboard tray is one of the most important tools that help to achieve an ergonomic work environment. This tool brings the keyboard and mouse closer and encourages professionals to live a healthy, neutral life without leaning forward. A well-designed keyboard tray provides protection from carpal tunnel syndrome, neck and pain, and other muscle strains. Other ergonomic tools, including Humanscale’s NeatTech, NeatUp, and NetLink, help to keep the desktop clear of clutter and clutter. With each of these tools working together to provide ergonomic support and comfort, anyone can have a “perfect” work environment.