5 Ergonomic Tips for Employees

Sitting at a desk all day can quickly lead to prolonged aches and pains. Proper ergonomics can help.

Here are 5 tips for maintaining an ergonomic workstation:

  1. Chair: It should support your spine and lumbar areas. Avoid leaning forward or hunching over. Position the height so your feet rest flatly on the ground, with thighs parallel to the floor.
  2. Office Supplies: Keep often-used objects, such as pens and staplers, within arm’s reach to avoid awkward stretching motions.
  3. Monitor: Your computer screen should be about an arm’s length away, positioned directly in front of you or slightly downward so you’re not looking up at it.
  4. Keyboard: Place your hands at elbow level, keeping your wrists straight. Tilt your keyboard downward to avoid strained wrists.
  5. Desk: There should be room to fit your knees under comfortably. If you must raise your chair to sit properly, use a footrest to keep your feet flat beneath you.

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