How to buy an office chair that fits you

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How to buy an office chair that fits you

Die Qual der Wahl – wie beschaffe ich den passenden Stuhl?

Type of item
Visual resources
Guides & Tools


Provider (English)
German Social Accident Insurance for the Administrative Sector VBG
Provider (Original)
Verwaltungs-Berufsgenossenschaft VBG


People working in offices spend the largest part of their working time in a sitting position, i.e. a posture causing considerable strain. Injuries resulting from sitting for long periods are a serious occupational health and safety problem. The quality of office chairs is of great importance for workers' health, well-being, and labour efficiency. This booklet provides information and criteria  for good office chairs. It is easy to understand and illustrated with appealing pictures. A checklist helps you to find a suitable work chair for you and your employees.

Die Qualität von Büroarbeitsstühlen ist mit entscheidend, ob Ihre Beschäftigten produktiv arbeiten, ob sie sich ohne Verspannungen oder andere gesundheitliche Beschwerden auf die Arbeit konzentrieren können. Diese Broschüre hilft Ihnen den richtigen Stuhl zu finden. Sie finden Informationen zu den allgemeinen Anforderungen an einen Bürostuhl. Eine Checkliste unterstützt Sie bei der Suche nach dem richtigen Stuhl.

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Static postures - sitting
Using Display Screen Equipment
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Neck and shoulder disorders
MSDs unspecified
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Simple tips and measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Purpose of the material
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Type of visual resource