Ergonomics – Workstation Tips

  • Make sure the climate/temperature in your work area is comfortable for you.
  • The noise level should be appropriate for the job task.
  • Remember to take micro-breaks. For every 45 minutes to an hour working at a workstation, you should allow yourself at least a 3 – 4 minute break. Move yourself away from the workstation.
  • If you are using a document holder, it should be mounted to your monitor. This will allow the neck to stay in a neutral and relaxed position.
  • If pain develops in a single hand or arm, it is most likely from using the mouse and an adjustment must be made.
  • If pain develops in both hands or arms, it is most likely due to improper positioning of the keyboard.
  • If you experience pain or discomfort, do not delay in notifying your supervisor.
  • If you receive frequent phone calls or your phone calls are lengthy, a headset may be needed.