Ergonomic Chairs

For the Office, Factory or Home

We know ergonomics in the workplace because we helped create it 40 years ago

Ergonomics

“The science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the capabilities of the worker”.

Our company started in 1968. Over the decades we have helped create safety and comfort in the workplace.

In the late 80’s we were a member of the team at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto to help create a Barrier-Free world for disabled people.

To help you stay comfortable and productive at your workstation, it is important to find an ergonomic chair that works for you.

We are all different, which is why ergonomic chairs typically feature a range of adjustment options.

We specialize in ergonomic chairs including executive chairs, industrial chairs, sit-stand chairs and specialist seating

An ergonomic chair can help reduce your risk of musculoskeletal disorders like back pain, neck pain and RSI.

An ergonomic chair is also one that aims to find a solution to body pains and strains created by using a standard chair for prolonged periods. It is a chair designed to best support the body when sitting at a task. 

It considers posture, back support, distribution of weight, comfort, and movement. An ergonomic office chair will have multiple adjustable parts, so it uniquely fits every user.

What are the features of a good chair?

• Adjustability – Check to see that seat height is adjustable.

• Seat height range – Check whether the seat height can be adjusted to the height recommended for the worker(s) who will use it. Alternate chairs may have to be selected for very short or tall workers. Ideally, a user should be able to sit with their feet on the floor or on a footrest without pressure on the underside of their thighs.

• Backrest – Check to see that the backrest is adjustable both vertically and in the frontward and backward direction and has a firm lumbar support, but does not create pressure points that restrict blood circulation. The backrest should be of appropriate height and width to provide support without restricting movement.

• Seat depth – Select the seats that suit the tallest and the shortest users. Users should be able to sit in the chair without pressure at the back of their knees, with their back supported by the backrest, and support through the buttocks and thighs.

• Seat width – The seat should be wide enough to allow users to have a comfortable and even pressure across the entire seat, and allow for some adjustments to their posture.

• Seat angle – Where the angle of the seat is adjustable, the seat should allow users to support their feet on the floor or footrest. Forward sloping seats should have a surface that has enough friction to prevent the user from sliding out of the chair or placing too much weight on their feet.

• Seat surface – The seat surface should be comfortable, usually made of breathable materials that minimize heat and moisture buildup. In some workplaces, such as healthcare or laboratories where infection control is a concern, other materials may be more appropriate.

• Armrests – armrests should provide support and evenly support the arms. The rests should be adjustable both for height and width (distance from the seat).

• Stability – Check for the stability of the chair; a five-point base is recommended.

Other features to consider

See if the selected chair has features that will help someone do their job better. Arm rests with adjustable heights are good for computer operators. Wider or narrower arm rests may also be required depending on the worker’s dimensions and tasks they do.

See if the selected chair has features that will make doing a job more difficult. An example may be that someone may be using a chair with casters or wheels when a stable and stationary work position would be better. If chairs with casters are needed, choose ones that match the type of flooring you have (e.g., hard casters for carpeting or soft casters for hard floors). Determine if there is a need to have brakes on the casters.

The user should be able to operate the controls from a seated position where practical, and be logical in their placement and function.

We have dozens of models. Some examples shown below

Industrial or Special Task chairs

Choose the correct chair for the correct task

We have the experience to help you decide

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