Obesity

Obesity, which oppress a third of all people in the world, has consequences in the workplace, though normally not seen in epidemic proportions among workers, it is no longer unusual. Obese employees need some special ergonomic needs. Furniture and equipment designed for these workers, biomechanics help offset the difficulties they face in performing routine office tasks. For obese people with office jobs, discomfort is a common complaint. Surveys of many working employees shows that obese workers experience substantially more work-related discomfiture than individuals of normal average weight. This increases according to the level of obesity. Their exposure to ergonomic risk follows a similar pattern.