Transforming your office into an oasis of comfort and productivity with CUFMilano
In the frenetic world of work, ensuring the well-being of employees has become a strategic imperative. One of the fundamental pillars for promoting physical and mental health in the workplace is ergonomics. Together, we will explore how CUFMilano’s ergonomic furniture and equipment can transform your office into an atmosphere of comfort and success.
Understanding Ergonomics: Improving Well-being in the Workplace
Ergonomics, often described as the science of designing the workplace to adapt it to the worker, is a discipline that focuses on optimizing the interaction between people and their environment.
It involves creating workspaces that are not only efficient but also positive to the health and comfort of individuals.
By carefully considering how people interact with their workspaces, ergonomics seeks to minimize physical stress and discomfort, maximizing productivity and job satisfaction. In essence, it is the art and science of designing work environments that make people feel good and work effectively.
Essential ergonomic furniture and accessories for the office: CUFMilano’s top 5
What are the essential ergonomic furniture and equipment to transform your office into an oasis of comfort and productivity?
Adjustable Height Desk
Monitor Arms and Supports
Keyboard and Mouse
1. Adjustable Height Desk
Adjustable height desks, like Isola UP , allow workers to switch from a seated to a standing position throughout the day. This promotes better posture and reduces the risk of musculoskeletal problems and chronic or occupational diseases. To avoid such issues, it is ideal to maintain an upright posture for at least 15 minutes every 2 hours of sitting work.
2. Ergonomic Chair
A well-designed ergonomic chair provides essential lumbar support and promotes good posture. According to the European standard UNI EN 1335, chairs are classified into three types: A, B, and C. Only type A and B chairs are suitable and certified for 8 hours of seated work. Like Oria, CUFMilano’s ergonomic chair is certified according to the standards set by the Italian legislation D.Lgs. 81/2008 on workplace safety.
3. Monitor Arms and Supports
Proper monitor placement is crucial to avoid eye strain and neck discomfort. Monitor arms and supports allow workers to position screens at eye level, reducing the need to bend or stretch the neck, a phenomenon increasingly common with the use of laptops. In the latter case, it would be advisable to use specific lifts and monitors.
4. Table Lighting
Good lighting is essential for productivity and reducing eye fatigue. Targeted lighting reduces glare and shadows in the workspace. Adjustable desk lamps or under-cabinet lights allow customization of lighting based on preferences, contributing to creating a more comfortable and productive environment.
5. Keyboard and Mouse
Accessories Ergonomic keyboards and mice reduce the risk of repetitive strain injuries (RSI). These accessories are designed to keep wrists and hands in a neutral position, minimizing strain during long hours of computer use.
Author: Annalisa Mauro Interior designer
Interior architect with a consolidated background in the office furniture sector, I joined the CUFMilano team in 2019. Through the articles published on Discovery, I share insights, trends and advice aimed at exploring what CufMilano can offer you to create your comfortable and cutting-edge workspace.
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