Your chair is the most used piece of equipment in your office and should be comfortable. The feel of your chair depends on the design of the chair and how well it has been adjusted to fit your size and shape.
Your keyboard and mouse should both be at about elbow height, allowing your wrists to be straighter and your shoulders more relaxed.
The top of your computer monitor should be placed at or slightly below seated eye level to reduce neck strain and improve overall posture. Repeatedly tilting your head up, down, or to the side to look at the monitor can contribute to neck strain and stiffness, back discomfort, and other aches from awkward posture. Your monitor should be an arm's distance away.
Your copy holder should be positioned at eye level close to your monitor to minimize neck and eye strain. It can also be positioned below the monitor and above the keyboard, which is particularly beneficial for bifocal wearers and non-touch typists
It is critical to use a wrist rest to reduce pressure and improve wrist posture and comfort. When your wrists are in contact with a hard surface such as a desk it can cut off blood circulation and lead to injury.”
Learn to adjust and use all of the furniture and equipment features at your workstation to improve your comfort level. If you have done everything you can and still are not comfortable, ASK FOR HELP!
OSHA’s Ergonomics Page:
- OSHA’s Ergonomics Page