Ergonomic Furniture and Chairs. There has been an alarming increase in back pain and muscle fatigue in workers, along with a dramatic escalation in repetitive stress injuries. In fact, U.S. Department of Labor statistics show that more than 60 percent of all occupational illnesses are now due to repetitive motion disorders, including those resulting from sitting and carrying out intensive tasks.
The costs of claims by employees afflicted by these problems is on the rise. Lower back pain, exacerbated by poor seated posture and inadequate weight support, is second only to the common cold as a cause for missed work. Back problems are the number one injury for workers under the age of 45.