Ergonomics for an Aging Workforce

While it is valuable to prepare for the changing requirements and expectations of younger employees  we simply can’t forget about a huge portion of the workforce.
As retirement age is going up, we can expect more and people working through their late 50s and well into their 60s.

As people age, the start to lose strength and flexibility, along with hearing and sight challenges.

Here are some simple ways you can improve the office environment for older employees.

 

 

Better Lighting will help out employees who may have challenges with vision.

Utilising helpful software we have spoken about before that enhances vision, typing documents and hearing would prove incredibly beneficial.

Encourage employees to stand up and move around from time to time. This helps to prevent repetitive strain injury. In addition, there are so many great furniture products we sell at Gannon Ergonomics which can be extremely helpful.

For example, take a look at our Posture and Back Support section.

  • Designed to reduce back pain and increase the postural quality of the office chair. The Back Friend is portable, with a hand grip for ease of carrying when folded. It can be used on any seat to give the same level of comfort wherever you sit. The De Luxe model has an extra thick 50mm padded seat.

    Seat thickness 50 mm.
    Backrest width 295 mm.
    Backrest Height 480 mm.
    Seat 410 x 365mm (w x d).

  • Dynaspine™ is a revolution in portable back supports, as its unique design provides dynamic support for the back.

    Dynaspine™ is designed to help alleviate back ache or back pain and also to prevent symptoms of a bad back, whilst in the seated position.

    Dynaspine™ is particularly helpful if you have muscle aches, nerve pains and tension in your spine or shoulders, which are aggravated by sitting.

    Helps alleviate pain in the lower back. Relieves neck and shoulder tension. Allows for a dynamic, ergonomically sound seated position, which reduces pressure on the spinal joints and discs. Provides consistent support, through changes in posture, whilst in the seated position. Reduces aching and numbness in the gluteal muscles.

    How does it work?

    The key features of Dynaspine have been constructed based on the latest research findings on back pain reduction, therefore maximising the benefits for the user:

    • Height adjustable to allow for correct fitting to huge variety of back types and body sizes.
    • Flexible design conforms to the contours of your spine for ideal fit.
    • Central vent to promote optimal airflow.
    • Ergonomic design allows movement while still offering optimal support.
    • Encourages forward positioning of your hips on the chair which takes the pressure off the back of your thighs and aligns the spine correctly.
  • A carry case designed to keep the Back Friend clean when not in use.

    Designed to use with the Standard Padded Back Friend and the De Luxe Padded Back Friend.

  • Designed to reduce back pain and increase the postural quality of the office chair. The Back Friend is portable, with a hand grip for ease of carrying when folded. It can be used on any seat to give the same level of comfort wherever you sit.

    Standard seat thickness 25 mm.
    Backrest width 295 mm.
    Backrest Height 480 mm.
    Seat 410 x 365mm (w x d).

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