Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Home Based Business - 12 Ergonomic Tips For Your Computer Workstation

Tips for ergonomic posture in the office ...

"When working from your home office you may have a tendency not to take as many breaks as if you were in a traditional office. You may find yourself working for hours before getting up from your chair, as the interruptions are normally fewer to distract you. Because of this it is critical that you take care of yourself - and arm yourself with the basic ergonomics to prevent or at least minimize any physical strain due to computer work.

Here are 12 tips for setting up an ergonomic computer workstation:

1. Use a good chair with a dynamic chair back and seat pan. Sit back and use it instead of leaning forward

2. Position the top of monitor casing 2-3" (5-8 cm) above eye level

3. Use a no glare screen, and an optical glass anti-glare filter where needed

4. Sit at arms length from the monitor

5. Place your feet on floor or stable footrest

6. Use a document holder, preferably in-line with the computer screen

7. Keep wrists flat and straight in relation to forearms to use keyboard/mouse/input device

8. Your arms and elbows should be relaxed and close to body

9. Center your monitor and keyboard in front of you so you are not turning to use them

10. Use a negative tilt keyboard tray with an upper mouse platform or downward tiltable platform adjacent to the keyboard for best wrist angle

11. Use a stable work surface and stable (no bounce) keyboard tray

12. Take frequent short breaks (microbreaks)

Ideal typing posture: Negative slope keyboard support"    (Continued via ezine articles, Janet Giacoma)    [Ergonomics Resources]

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Blogger Magaret Maple said...

The best place to look for ergomic products is, no joke. I got ab ergonomic laptop holder, so now I can comfortably work on it without straining to see the screen. I also got this foot thing that I balance my feet on during the day and swelling has gone down tremendously. You're in this environment just as much as you are at home, so why not make it a little more physically enjoyable?

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