The untold truth of the ACTUAL cost of poor office chairs for your workforce
Trying to save costs by buying cheaper office chairs for your workforce? Research suggests that it could cost more in the long run because of the strong correlation between employees suffering from poor posture and work-related injuries.
Research has shown that sitting in poor posture can lead to a variety of musculoskeletal disorders, such as lower back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain, which can cause individuals to miss out on work due to discomfort and disability.
Let’s look at the research.
1Journal of Occupational Medicine- A study including data from over 32,000 employees found that individuals with poor posture were more likely to miss work with musculoskeletal issues compared to those with good posture.1
2Journal of Ergonomics- A study including data from over 4,000 employees and found that individuals with poor posture were more likely to miss work due to musculoskeletal disorders compared to those with good posture.2
What is the cost of poor posture for employers?
Poor posture can result in a 66% decrease in productivity!
The loss of productivity, the potential for workers’ compensation claims, and the need to find temporary replacements for absent employees are all factors that can significantly affect the bottom line for employers.
Clearly, the evidence suggests that poor posture is a huge risk factor for missed workdays. The best way to prevent this scenario is for employers to INVEST in the health of employees by providing a chair that will support the body in all the right places and promote good posture.
In addition to investing in a good office chair it’s also helpful to address their ergonomic work set-up and advise on stretching and exercises to reduce muscle imbalances that result from poor posture.
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- Peter Buckle, Ergonomics and musculoskeletal disorders: overview, Occupational Medicine, 2005, 55(3) Pages 164–67, https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqi081
- Kliniec K, Mendowski M, Zuziak P, Sobieski M, Grata-Borkowska U. The Correlation of Frequency of Work-Related Disorders with Type of Work among Polish Employees. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2023 Jan;20(2):1624.
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