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 Title & Authors
Ergonomics of Office Seating and Postures
Jeong, Byung Yong; Yoon, Ara;
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 Abstract
Objective: This research focuses on the working environment of office workers and aims to propose an ideal seating posture and chair design. Background: Generally, office workers having to seat in a fixed posture for long periods of time tend to suffer from an increased rate of musculoskeletal disorders. Method: The measurement and survey of 123 office workers on their working conditions and literature survey will lead to a suggestion of an ideal seating posture and workstation design theory. Results: Work environment satisfaction appeared low for chair and desks. Work-related pain over the last year was experienced among 47.2% of the respondents in shoulder (34.2%), neck (30.9%). Observation of working posture revealed that only 27.6% of workers utilize backrest during work. Conclusion: Office work embodies many situations where risks of musculoskeletal disorders may be high. Thus, the seated workplace must be set up to allow proper seating posture for workers. Application: The results of this study can be applied as baseline data for preventing musculoskeletal disorders of office workers.
 Keywords
Seated workplace;Chair design;Seating and posture;
 Language
English
 Cited by
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A Study on Office Environment Satisfaction and Worker's Subjective Symptoms, Journal of the Ergonomics Society of Korea, 2015, 34, 3, 223  crossref(new windwow)
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