Department of Personnel and Civil Service Commission
Office Ergonomics

Many people don't realize that a poorly designed computer workstation and/or bad work habits can result in serious health problems. Common symptoms associated with poor design or habits include discomfort in the back, neck and shoulders, hands and wrists, as well as headaches and eyestrain.

Fortunately, the solution can be quite simple. Proper workstation setup and work practices can eliminate discomfort and even prevent it from occurring in the first place! Simple adjustments to office equipment can work wonders, making work more comfortable and more productive.

  • Keyboard is at proper height
    • Shoulders relaxed
    • Arms at side
    • Wrists straight
  • Monitor is properly positioned
    • Directly in front of keyboard
    • Top third of screen in direct line of sight
  • Chair is the proper height and provides lumbar support
  • Wrists are supported with soft wrist rests
  • Frequently used items are within easy reach

 

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