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Chairs should have a number of adjustments that allow users to customize the fit and promote a good seated posture. This is especially important for individuals who sit for a large portion of the day.

Here is a summary of important chair features:

  • Chairs should offer height adjustment
  • The seat depth should be adjustable
  • Armrests should be fully adjustable
  • The backrest should be height adjustable and feel supportive in your lumbar spine
  • Appropriate casters for carpet or linoleum surfaces should be considered
  • Appropriate chair coverings should be considered depending upon application (vinyl or fabric)
  • The chair should be easily adjusted while the user is seated
  • MOST IMPORTANT - The Chair should feel COMFORTABLE!  If the chair isn't comfortable it may need to be adjusted or replaced.
    • It is recommended to trial a chair to determine if it will meet your needs.
    • Chair samples are available from local vendors!
    • Call the Ergonomics Department for more information 315-741-2996





  • Ergonomic office supply products are available for purchase through Gholkar's, Staples, OfficeMax, Amazon and more!
  • Your Ergonomic Specialist would be happy to recommend products!