Published on March 5, 2008
Slide2: EGO Nordic …and the Labofa Action System* * Only on the Action and Multi Action models Agenda: Agenda The EGO story Labofa Action System Why invest in ergonomics? Getting the best from EGO Nordic The EGO Nordic range The EGO story: The EGO story Ego was ”born” in 1994. Since then, work on chair design has largely ignored the way the human body really works. Ego was developed by people for people. It continues to set the standard for ergonomic work chairs. The EGO story: The EGO story The idea behind EGO: we can’t avoid sitting, so let us make chairs which really help the user. We aren’t made to sit still: movement and variation are essential for creativity and wellbeing. EGO provides movement and variation through the Labofa Action System. …also when seated. Labofa Action System: Labofa Action System Advanced technology - the Action System: 1. Open, active sitting angle 2. Seat angle and back rest adjustment are independent. 3. Seat angle pressure compensation Open, active sitting angle Seat angle pressure compensation Labofa Action System: Labofa Action System The Action System’s five advantages for the body: maintains the spine’s natural s-curve preserves the natural elasticity of the spine stimulates the musculature of the back and neck improves circulation through movement and variation releases pressure under the thigh to improve comfort and circulation People come in different sizes: : People come in different sizes: The new design of castors and the polished aluminium base make the chair nearly hover over the floor. Painted base with standard castors may bee selected EGO Nordic come in three sizes Select from four different column heights, and a broad range of fabrics and colours. Select between the well-known models : Basis, Standard, Action and Multi Action – the last two with Labofa Action System. Armrests an extra possibility Ergonomics: investment and value: Ergonomics: investment and value Absence from work due to back pain and other postural strain conditions is a serious cost to employers and to national economies – and it is increasing. In November 2004 the European Commission announced a consultation with workers and employers on the growing problem of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The statement included the following: • MSDs such as back pain and repetitive strain injury are the biggest health and safety problem facing European workers today. • They affect over 40 million workers in all sectors across the EU. • The problem is a growing one: in 2000 over a third of European workers complained of backache - a three-point increase from the 1995 level. Ergonomics: investment and value: Ergonomics: investment and value • MSDs cost EU employers billions of euros and are damaging the competitiveness of European industry. • They account for 40 to 50 per cent of all work-related ill-health and losses of 0.5 to 2 per cent of gross national product (GNP) every year. • The main cause of MSDs is poor ergonomic conditions Prevention is the only answer... Why invest in ergonomics?: Why invest in ergonomics? The 3 cost components of employee and workstation Floor space 16% IT & office furniture 4% Human resources 80% The human resource is by far the most expensive one: Why under-invest in the most expensive factor? (swiss employers organsation 23.11.1999) How to get the best from EGO Nordicand the Labofa Action System: How to get the best from EGO Nordic and the Labofa Action System EGO Nordic must be adjusted correctly to obtain maximum benefit: Set the seat angle to horizontal Adjust the seat height Adjust the seat depth Adjust the backrest height Unlock the Action System Adjust the Action System tension to balance the user’s weight Enjoy! 5 6 3 4 More than a chair: More than a chair A good work chair is a good tool, when used correctly. Get the best from the investment: training makes masters Labofa Munch recommends that all functions in the chair are adjusted to allow full movement. Do not lock or limit movements, if not necessary. That will your body feel much better. Slide14: Enough Talking – Now Sitting Try it!