Furniture Comfort, Safety, Sustainability and Durability Standards

Americans can take the comfort, safety, and durability of their workplace furniture for granted in large part because of the voluntary standards adopted by the business and institutional furniture industry. Chairs that support us securely day after day, casters that roll smoothly year after year, drawers that retain their shape even when jam-packed — these are some of the foundation stones of a safe and civilized workplace. The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) sponsors the development and maintenance of the standards behind these quiet achievements.