Workstation Ergonomics




Work Surface The work surface height should allow your arms to be parallel to the floor when typing. Do not sit significantly above or below the work surface.
Chair Use a chair that provides lumbar support and is appropriate for your body size. Do not use the chair as a recliner.
Foot Rest Use a foot rest if the chair does not allow your feet to rest flat on the floor. Do not use a foot rest if it raises your knees above the level of your hips.
Lighting Have adequate surface lighting. Do not have a constant glare from your monitor screen. Do not have high intensity light shining directly on the monitor screen.
Monitor Place the monitor directly in front of your chair with the top of the monitor just below eye level (after taking your eye glasses into consideration). Use a monitor with sharp focus and minimal flicker. Do not force hyper-extension of your neck.
Keyboard Place directly in front of your chair and flat on the work surface. Do not force improper wrist alignment.
Mouse Place comfortably close to the work area to prevent muscle fatigue and shoulder discomfort. Use the larger muscles of your arm to move the mouse. Do not use your wrist to move the mouse.
Wrist Support Use in conjunction with your keyboard and mouse to achieve proper wrist alignment. Do not force improper wrist alignment.


November, 1996

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