Friday, August 01, 2008

Office ergonomics 101

A few more tips for ergonomics in the office ...

"Kevin Butler, a board-certified ergonomist and consultant for Fellowes Inc., recommends incorporating the following techniques at work to ensure desk dwellers stay comfortable and healthy from head to toe:

- Eyes: Sit approximately an arm's length away from your monitor, and position the top of the monitor screen at or slightly below eye level. Take mini breaks every 10 to 20 minutes to rest the eyes from the glare of the monitor.

- Shoulders: Keep your shoulders relaxed and in a neutral position as you type. Keep your elbows close to your sides as you use the keyboard and mouse. Take a moment every so often to roll your shoulders up and back to alleviate tension.

- Hands and wrists: Keep your wrists straight and in a neutral position. Keep the bottom of your elbows even with the keyboard height, not below.

- Back and legs: Adjust your chair so your thighs are parallel to the floor. Sit back in the seat so that your lower back is supported firmly by the chair or a support cushion. Place your feet on a footrest to relieve "pull" on the lower back. Make sure to get up and stretch your back and legs every hour."    (Continued via Ridgecrest Daily Independent)    [Ergonomics Resources]

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