• What Is Ergonomics?

Ergonomic design is about creating a working environment that fits your need for comfort, and the correct posture. Design must complement, rather than force you to adapt.

Good ergonomic practice reduces the risk of long term problems like back pain and muscular skeletal disorder.

A simple definition of ergonomics is “making the work fit the person” not “making the person fit the work”.

How do I choose the right ergonomic product?

Fellowes 4 zone approach to ergonomics

Fellowes ergonomic products are designed for the modern office or home office. To make it easier to choose the right product for you, we have identified 4 key problem areas.

ZONE 1 - PREVENT BACK TENSION
Posture Managers, Back and Foot Supports, Home Office Solutions - I-Spire Series™

ZONE 2 - AVOID WRIST PRESSURE
Wrist Supports, Mouse Pads, Home Office Solutions - I-Spire Series™

ZONE 3 - RELIEVE NECK STRAIN
Monitor and Laptop Supports, Posture Managers, Back and Foot Supports, Document Holders, Home Office Solutions - I-Spire Series™

ZONE 4 - HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT
Cleaning, Workspace Desk Accessories, Air Purifiers, Home Office Solutions - I-Spire Series™

By not working ergonomically you can develop skeletal and muscular issues that in turn lead to neck and back pain causing disruptions to your work and life. Protecting yourself from these ergonomic issues doesn't have to be difficult, simply follow our handy ergonomic tips to create the ideal working environment to keep you healthy and productive both at work and home.

How do I set up an ergonomic workstation?

Make your workplace work for you by ensuring your chair, desk, computer, phone and lighting all fit the needs of your body's most important areas. Your comfort is determined by how you protect each one of these areas by assuming correct ergonomic postures.

Use the following list to remind yourself to pay attention to how you're sitting. Post it near your desk where you interact with your computer and other equipment:

  • Line of Sight
  • Neck Posture
  • Arm Posture
  • Back Support
  • Leg Support
  • Foot Position
  • Viewing Distance
  • Work Surface
  • Mouse Position
  • Keyboard Position

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