About 5.3 million people in Germany alone work in an industrial workplace. They often perform mostly monotonous tasks sitting or standing on hard, unyielding floors under poor lighting, putting a huge burden on joints, intervertebral discs and back muscles. The result is backache. For years now this has been one of the most frequent reasons for sick leave. An ergonomic workplace on the other hand can prevent complaints and clearly reduce the number of days absent from work.