The Risk Management & Insurance Ergonomics program does not recommend fit balls, exercise balls or any other similar apparatus regardless of its features as a replacement for an approved ergonomic office chair.
Please review the below documentation for additional information regarding fit balls, their detriments and various studies on the use of fit balls, office chairs, spinal compressive forces and more.
Additional education on seated postures may also be useful. Many employees may have the wrong chair or are unaware of how to use their chair to best benefit the body. Knowing how and why to use the chair correctly is crucial in decreasing pain and discomfort and reducing injury risk while seated. Movement is also crucial and even with a good ergonomic chair, sitting too long is not ideal. Review the below videos for additional information.
Request an ergonomic evaluation to identify risks present in your workstation and gain an increased understanding of how to use your chair and other aspects of your workstation.
The Risk Management & Insurance Ergonomics program does not recommend treadmill desks.
Instead of a treadmill desk, an ideally adjustable electric, pneumatic or counterbalance table is recommended. The simple adjustment from sitting to standing has been shown to be beneficial and present fewer risks.
Please review the below documentation for additional information regarding treadmill desks.
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