10 Steps to an Ergonomic Workstation - Slide 10

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Think about the following environmental conditions where the computer will be used:

Lighting - Make sure that the lighting isn't too bright. You shouldn't see any bright light glare on the computer screen. If you do, move the screen, lower the light level, or use an anti-glare screen. Also make sure that the computer monitor screen isn't backed to a bright window or facing a bright window so that the screen looks washed out (use a shade or drapes to control window brightness).

Ventilation - Make sure that you use your computer somewhere that has adequate fresh-air ventilation and that has adequate heating or cooling so that you feel comfortable when you're working.

Noise - Noise can cause stress and that tenses your muscles, which can increase injury risks. Try to choose a quiet place for your workstation, and use low volume music to mask the hum of any fans or other sound sources.

Creating a good ergonomic working arrangement is vital to protecting your health and improving your quality of life at work. To aid users in this effort, the Cornell Human Factors and Ergonomics Research Group has outlined the following 10 steps that you can take to improve the ergonomics of your workstation. Additional resources are also available at the CUErgo Web site.

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