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At Industrial Seating™ we view sitting as a dynamic activity.

About Ergonomics

At Industrial Seating™ we view sitting as a dynamic activity. Quality ergonomic design goes into every Industrial Seating™ chair without compromising our advanced technology or our commitment to value.

Selecting Industrial Seating™ office or production seating means workplace productivity is increased, while back, leg and neck problems are decreased. By reducing the risk and frequency of back, leg and neck problems through superior ergonomic design, we help employers contain the costs associated with minor traumas, which accumulate from inappropriate seating.

Foam Quality

At Industrial Seating™ we understand that the quality, firmness, and thickness of foam is very important. We have always used the highest quality -density foam in our seats and backs. High resilient density foam produces a seat, which is initially soft, but remains firm underneath to provide proper support for prolonged seating. IS™ seating will remain ergonomically stable for at least ten to Fifteen years.

Seat cushion ergonomics

The use of firm foam of the proper thickness stops seat cushions from “wrapping” around legs. As this reduces compression on the leg capillaries and soft tissues, it reduces restriction of blood flow. Increased circulation promotes user comfort and productivity.

Back cushion ergonomics

When designing a back cushion as an integral part of an ergonomic chair, it is important to understand the basic dynamics of the spine. When a person sits, the lower lumbar area has a tendency to bend more radically, causing uneven vertebral spacing and disk pressure. Industrial Seating™ back cushions offer graduated support to the lumbar area vertebra, thus maintaining uniform disk spacing. We also offer, as an option, a simple system for adjusting the lumbar pressure.


As bodies are of different heights, weights, and spinal configurations, the need for adjustability is crucial. People need to be able to adjust their position to accommodate their height and weight, as well as their activities while seated. We provide pneumatic height adjustment, independent back height and back angle adjustment, adjustable seat angle, and adjustable foot rings. This allows Industrial Seating™ chair users to change positions easily. This adjustability will also allow occupants to open up their posture, promoting better circulation and processing of oxygen, essential for increased attention and productivity.


At Industrial Seating™, we have established our own high standards for balance and structural integrity.
Positive backstop and wide bases
These keep the occupant from extending upper body weight past the point where the base will safely support it.
T-Nut fasteners
All Industrial Seating™ cushions are securely fastened to the chair’s structural components by use of “T-nuts,” and machine screws. There is no dependence on adhesives or wood screws.
ANSI/BIFMA & GSA standards
Structural standards set by these three highly respected national organizations are used as purchasing guidelines by most major buyers of office seating. Companies using these standards have drastically reduced the possibility of injury to their employees. All Industrial Seating™ products meet and exceed each structural and wear standard.
Braking casters
Braking casters are offered on all Industrial Seating™ models to reduce the risk of accidents. These special casters roll with resistance when the chair is empty, but release to roll smoothly when occupied.