Dr. Congleton will present research on the need for a change in seating standards to address our growing obese population. The heavy office worker is generally least accommodated in the workplace and is not as easily defined as other \"extreme\" categories of workers. Attendees will have a clear view of the current specifications and ANSI/BIFMA 5.1-2002 testing. They will evaluate their current selections of big and tall seating with new standards for the safety of their workers. Since the combined percentage of overweight or obese in the US adult population has soared to over 60% in the last few years recognizing this important need is essential for today's ergonomie programs.