Science Behind Using Stability Balls as Chairs is Shaky

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a common issue for office workers. They also are a costly one for employers.

Consider the following:

  • MSDs are the single largest category of workplace injuries
  • MSDs are responsible for nearly 30 percent of all workers’ compensation costs
  • Each year, companies in the United States spend about $50 billion in direct costs of MSDs
  • The average MSD has a direct cost of almost $15,000
  • The indirect costs of MSDs can be up to five times greater than the direct costs…

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