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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 pneumatic seat height adjustment.
  • The seat depth should be adjustable.
  • Chairs should have a five-star base and be able to swivel.
  • Armrests should not be leaned on when working, only for resting.  Armrests should be fully adjustable.
  • The backrest should be height adjustable and have a locking tilt adjustment and/or rocking mechanism.
  • 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.

It is highly recommended to use a chair for a trial period to determine if it will meet your needs. Chair samples are available from local vendors! Please call the Ergonomics Department for more information.

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Office Supplies

  • Ergonomic office supply products are available for purchase through Gholkar's, Staples, OfficeMax, Amazon and more!