Say Goodbye to Your "Spooky" Office Chair by Joining atWork Office Furniture's "Ugly Office Chair" Contest
By Madhubanti Rudra, TMCnet Contributor
It is no secret that healthy, ergonomically designed office furniture can be a guarantee for healthy staff. On the other hand, poor-quality office chairs pose serious health risks to the average worker. It’s a pity that thousands of office workers have to sit on broken, uncomfortable, and even dirty office chairs all day long, for a living.
“Sitting for long hours on a daily basis, like most workers, has been proven to increase the potential for a host of health concerns, including musculoskeletal disorders, diabetes, heart attacks and more,” Dr. Stephen Oliver, a London, Ontario based chiropractor who often treats patients suffering from long-term use of poor seating points out.
Recognizing potential health hazards of sitting too long, the American Medical Association (AMA) recently adopted a policy, encouraging employers to make sitting alternatives such as sit-stand workstations available to the modern workforce, which typically sits for more than eight hours a day.
Perhaps in an effort to remind the nation’s employers of the gravity of the issue, atWork Office Furniture, a supplier of ergonomically designed office furniture since 1980’s, has launched the "Ugly Office Chair" contest. The goal is to send off all the ugly “spooky” office chairs to the office equipment graveyard this Halloween Day.
In order to participate in this contest, all you need to do is submit an entry form along with photographic evidence of your office chair's ghastly appearance. It does not matter what in your opinion makes your office chair look almost spooky – torn fabric or a discolored cushion, dirt and grimace or its battered, abused look – all types of ugly office chairs are welcome to take part in this contest! The five ugly chair winners will receive one Humanscale Smart Chair each.
Using an ergonomic chair can be a practical solution for avoiding the health hazards associated with sitting for hours. These chairs are intended to provide optimum comfort and to avoid causing stress or injury to the user. So, employees eager to replace their spooky seats with a brand new smart chair are urged to join the fun contest which runs through 31st October.
Edited by Blaise McNamee