Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist Cheyenne Rivers of Missoula-based ErgoWellness gives the following insights and recommendations regarding proper ergonomics while computing.
It is important to long term health and work-safety to have a good ergonomic set up. It is also vital that y you recognize the importance of keeping your body moving and changing positions often. Healthy computing means more than setting up a good workstation. It also includes taking good care of your overall health with proper nutrition, exercise, and work & life balance. Here are a handful of tips to help.
Below are 12 tips and for healthy computing.
1.Top of monitor at or below eye level
2. Monitor and keyboard centered in front of you
3. No glare on screen
4. Documents in line with keyboard and monitor
5. Negative tilt keyboard support, or better yet learn Dragon Dictate to mix it up (Nuance.com)
6. Wrists flat and straight, in the neutral position
7. Arms and elbows close to body, relaxed
8. Change postures often
9. Download RSIguard.com
10. Take frequent short breaks
11. Feet flat on the floor or foot rest
12. Know the warning signs, such as burning, tingling, or pain in your neck, upper back, or arms and hands, and get help early!
Cheyenne Rivers, CEAS