Here are a few tips to make your work station an efficient and comfortable place!
Adjust the height of your chair so that your feet rest flat on the floor or on a footrest and your thighs are parallel to the floor. Adjust armrests so your arms gently rest on them with your shoulders relaxed.
Your Keyboard and mouse
Keep the keyboard directly in front of you with shoulders relaxed and your elbows close to your body. Maintain your wrists straight and in-line with your forearms. If possible, adjust the sensitivity of the mouse so you can use a light touch to operate it.
Placing the telephone too far away can cause you to repeatedly reach, resulting in strain on the shoulder, arm, and neck. If possible, keep the phone close and use a headset during prolonged conversations to maintain good neck and shoulder alignment.
The computer monitor should be directly in front of you. The top of the screen should be at or slightly below eye level to prevent neck/shoulder strain. Sit at least an arm’s length away from the screen, and then adjust the distance for your vision.
The importance of taking breaks
Take time for short stretch breaks every 30 minutes. Stand up and stretch your muscles and move your joints!