Office Space Ergonomics Suggestions and Ideas
Monitor • Position the top of the monitor at or just below eye level. • Monitor should be directly in front of your body. • Consider a glare guard on your screen to reduce eye strain. Chair • The backrest should conform to the natural curvature of your spine and provide adequate lumbar support. • The seat should be comfortable and allow your feet to rest flat on the floor or footrest. • Armrests, if provided, should be soft, allow your shoulders to relax and your elbows to stay closer to your body. • The chair should have a five-leg base with casters that allow easy movement along the floor. Desk • Desk surface should allow you to place the monitor directly in front
• Use a document holder at the same height and distance as the monitor. • The items most frequently used should be within arm’s reach. • Keep your desktop free of clutter. Keyboard • Wrists and hands should be in line with forearms and in a neutral position. • Keyboard should rest approximately 8 inches past the end of the chair. • Mouse should be next to the keyboard and feel comfortable in your hand. • Select a mouse with a roller ball that moves easily. • Use a wrist rest for the keyboard and mouse. Phone • Use a speaker phone or head set for long conversations. • Keep the phone close enough to avoid repeated reaching.
of you, at least 20 inches away. • Avoid storing items under desk.
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