BioFit and Seating Ergonomics

Ergonomics is a topic we’ve covered numerous times on the Production Automation blog, but it is a topic that is relevant in so many industries. Whether you work on a production floor in a factory or in an office, or even at home, ergonomics play a large role in our health and well-being. Before we go into BioFit’s ergonomics, let us introduce you to the company.

BioFit is a leader in chair design and fabrication of earth-friendly, ergonomic seating for healthcare, educational, technology, laboratory, industrial, and office work-spaces. BioFit is built on a foundation of over 60 decades of ergonomic expertise, beginning with the implementations of solutions for labs and educational markets in the 1940’s. From the onset, BioFit realized that carefully maintaining a traditional sense of Midwestern values – integrity, friendliness, hard work, community, and environment – is just as critical as the craftsmanship that they put into today’s products as well as the research and engineering continually underway in the development of tomorrow’s.

BioFit’s commitment to quality is guaranteed by upfront, nothing-to-hide warranties on every product. Their entire seating lines are rated as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) compliant for use in commercial interiors, qualifying specifiers for LEED® building credits. BioFit products are made to last and are manufactured to last for 13 years or longer.

BioFit understands the design of a piece of furniture is as individual as the person using it. Their knowledge of ergonomic science and workplace intricacies allows them to create pieces that assure harmonic user and product interactions – increasing comfort, productivity, and accordingly, positive bottom-line results.

Here is what BioFit has to say about seating ergonomics:

Ergonomics is the science of designing and arranging things to help ensure the safe and efficient interaction between the things and the people who use them. At BioFit Engineered Products, this means designing seating that helps protect users from musculo-skeletal disorders and repetitive motion injuries while aiding their performance in the accomplishment of particular tasks.

The first things to look at when designing seating of any specific purpose is the layout of the work-space where the chair will be used, the tasks to be performed, and how the chair is expected to function in that context. Of the five key risk factors in ergonomic injuries, it’s important to remember that the chair offers control over posture only. Excessive repetitive movements, use of manual force, exposure to extremes in temperature and contact with vibration all have unique consequences. Yet, an ergonomically correct chair can give users an advantage by putting them in healthier working positions.

While there is no single correct posture for continual sitting, changing posture frequently in a fully adjustable ergonomic chair remains the most important factor in alleviating sitting problems. Additionally, ergonomic  seating can also help maintain attentiveness in staff, increasing performance. That’s why it’s important to know the difference between true “ergonomic” seating and products merely labeled as such. Ergonomic seating produced by BioFit includes proven components and options such as:

  • A five legged pedestal base
  • Fully adjustable and cushioned armrests
  • A seat that allows for even weight distribution
  • Lumbar support
  • Easy-to-use height adjustment

There is simply no substitute for a durable, ergonomically correct chair. BioFit chairs are scientifically designed and independently tested to meet the most demanding standards for use in a variety of environments.

Production Automation is happy to be adding BioFit chairs to our website. BioFit offers a variety of chairs in a Quick Ship program which Production Automation now offers! Each line can be used in a variety of environments and all of them can be made ESD, Cleanroom, or a combination of both. Click on any of the links below to start shopping BioFit products.

BE Series: Larger & more ergonomic with great durability. Used in industrial, lab, healthcare, and critical environments.

BT Series: Durable, tough, & reasonably priced. Used in industrial, lab, healthcare, and critical environments.

EE Series: large ergonomic contour seat is a comfort solution in plants, labs, offices, and cleanrooms.

ET Series: Ergonomic support in these chairs makes them win-win for industrial applications as well as lab, office and cleanroom.

Fast Ship Program Details:

Order up to 15 chairs per day per customer, simply choose the model and available options from Production Automation’s BioFit section (SHOP HERE) and BioFit will ship within 72 hours!

Production Automation is always available to answer any questions or concerns you have during or after placing an order, we can be contacted at 888-903-0333 or at [email protected]

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Mel Meadows

Mel Meadows

Mel Meadows is a product specialist with over 13 years of experience. She’s a central source of expertise for thousands of industrial and critical-class products featured on the Production Automation web store. By working directly with manufacturers, Mel deciphers technical documentation and outlines product use in real-world environments. View her profile to learn more about proper techniques, protocol, and product usage in both industrial and cleanroom facilities.

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