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Ergonomics: visual and physical

Ergonomics: visual and physical


To reduce physical strain and maximize ergonomic comfort and safety.

Only offering sit-stand desks upon request does not meet the requirement, as this feature requires that 30% of workstations allow occupants to switch between sitting and standing during the workday. If through this initial policy, at least 30% of people gain access to a sit - stand workstation, then the requirements would be met. Additionally, if an alternative means of meeting the Feature intent is being pursued, the project can submit an Alternative Adherence Path for formal, project specific review.

Yes, there is flexibility in terms of the types of equipment that can be used to make a computer screen height-adjustable.

Yes, laptops meet the part 1 Visual Ergonomics requirements.

This feature requires that chairs meet either the HFES 100 standard or the BIFMA G1 guidelines for seat height, and meet the HFES 100 standard for seat depth. The HFES 100 standard states the chair height must be adjustable over a range of 11.4 cm (4.5 in), between 38 to 56 cm (15 - 22 in). The BIFMA G1 guidelines state the chair height must be adjustable between (at least) the range of 37.5 cm to 51.2 cm (14.8 to 20.2 in). HFES 100 states the chair seat depth can either be adjustable or fixed, but must be include a depth of 43 cm (16.9 in). The majority of chair specification sheets will provide this information.