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Josh Kerst, CPE, CIE
Focal Upright
Break the Barriers of
Office Ergonomics
HOW TO:
When it comes to ergonomics,
knowledge is power.
Challenging ergonomic
conventions can change your
life for the better.
Remember when cars weren’t
equipped with seat belts?
And smoking on planes was
commonplace?
Institutional ergonomic change =
healthier populations
Today’s pressing ergonomic
issue is the inactive office.
Sitting has become the
smoking of our generation.
Sedentary jobs have risen 83% since 1960 and
now account for 43% of all ...
Hazards of prolonged sitting
1 Hour of TV
-21.8 minutes of life expectancy	
  
1 Cigarette
-11 minutes of life expectancy	...
“Today the AMA adopted policy recognizing the potential risks of
prolonged sitting and encouraging employers, employees an...
Hazards of
prolonged
sitting
Hazards of prolonged sitting
Inactivity and metabolic impact
	
  
Deleterious health
outcomes despite
regular physical act...
What can we do about it?
1. Sit-to-stand Workstations
Researchers have reported that only
between 8% to 12% of workers use
standing desk feature after 6 to 8
weeks of use.
1.  Sit-to-stand Workstations
2.  Stand-biased Desks
How long can you stand?
Guidelines suggest that people limit
standing to between 2 to 4 hours per
day
1.  Sit-to-stand Workstations
2.  Stand-biased Desks
3.  Stand-to-lean Workstations
Benefits of
Stand-to-Lean
Posture
What can stand-to-lean workstations
do for your business?
Enhances
employee
engagement
by 12%
Helps attract
top talent
Improves
workplace
wellness
Boosts mood,
well-being, and
cogn...
If we could increase the amount of
time we are in flow by 20%, we would
double our productivity.
Source: http://www.mckinse...
Josh Kerst
EVP & Principal Ergonomist
josh@focalupright.com
www.focalupright.com
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