There’s an Association for Everything: Boardroom Chair

In sometimes surprising ways, associations play direct and indirect roles in bringing the products, services, and activities of daily life to people around the world. Even boardroom chairs.

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society: Before you slip into your chair at the next board meeting, make sure it has been properly fitted to your body’s specifications. A member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society should be able to help. And be sure to thank Charles Darwin, who reportedly created the first ergonomic office chair.

American Cancer Society: Don’t get too comfortable in your seat: The American Cancer Society found that women who sat more than six hours a day increased their mortality rate by 37 percent compared to those who sat for only three hours a day. For men sitting more than six hours a day, the rate increased by 18 percent. A good argument for shorter board meetings.

National Recycling Coalition: According to Environmental Protection Agency estimates, U.S. businesses throw out almost 3 million tons of office furniture, including chairs, every year. To help cut down on unnecessary waste, check out some recycling tips from the National Recycling Coalition.


Katie Bascuas

By Katie Bascuas

Katie Bascuas is associate editor of Associations Now. MORE

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