We use testing devised by the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association (BIFMA), which creates a common basis for evaluating safety, durability, and structural adequacy of furniture products. Every five years the testing criteria are reviewed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the national body that oversees U.S. manufacturing integrity guidelines.
All SitOnIt chairs must pass tests that meet or exceed ANSI/BIFMA (PDF) requirements.
Fire safety is a top priority for us. SitOnIt Seating strongly supports CAL 133 standards (PDF) and makes it easy for designers and buyers to specify CAL 133 chairs.
We comply with The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, California Proposition 65. That means that all products shipping to a California destination are labeled with a standard warning regarding the more than 800 chemicals that the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) lists as a carcinogen or a reproductive toxicant, including many common, everyday elements found in businesses of all kinds and sizes.
We follow US Equal Opportunity Employment laws and regulations during hiring, training, retention, promotion, and firing of employees, and will not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status or disability. We are committed to treating all of our employees and associates with dignity and respect; encouraging collaboration, teamwork and the active involvement of all employees.
All SitOnIt Seating and IDEON products have been tested and certified by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute and have met the rigorous criteria required by GREENGUARD Gold in accordance with the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Building Rating System.
SitOnIt Seating is committed to accident prevention and will do everything possible to protect the health and safety of our employees. We comply with legislated health and safety requirements as outlined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to maintain a safe workplace. In fulfilling this commitment, we will strive to eliminate all foreseeable hazards that may result in actual or potential threats to our employees’ well-being.
The Healthy Interiors goal of the Safer Chemicals Challenge requires participating hospitals to ensure that 30 percent of the annual volume of furnishings and furniture purchases (based on cost) eliminate the use of formaldehyde, perfluorinated compounds, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), antimicrobials, and all flame retardants.
All SitOnIt Seating and IDEON products meet the Safer Chemicals Challenge 2.0 of the Healthier Hospitals (December 2015), when configured as follows:
- Products must be ordered with SitOnIt Seating/IDEON textiles. Several textiles from our textile partners may not qualify, nor can we assume responsibility for Customer Owned Materials (COM).
- Products must not be ordered with the CAL133 option.