10 Steps to an Ergonomic Workstation - Slide 4

Email     |     Share  
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
Next 10 Steps to an Ergonomic Workstation-4 Next

Make sure that the computer (monitor, CPU system unit, keyboard, mouse) is placed on a stable working surface (nothing that wobbles) with adequate room for proper arrangement. If this work surface is going to be used for writing on paper as well as a computer, use a flat surface that is between 28"-30" above the floor (suitable for most adults).

You should consider attaching a keyboard/mouse tray system to your work surface. Choose a system that is height adjustable, that allows you to tilt the keyboard down away from you slightly for better wrist posture (negative tilt), and that allows you to use the mouse with your upper arms relaxed and as close to the body as possible and with your wrist in a comfortable and neutral position. 

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.

More Slideshows:


Top 10 Well-Compensated Execs of ‘09 Take a look at technology’s top 10 highest-paid executives in 2009.

10 Top Google Apps for Project Management 10 of the highest-rated apps for project management from the Google Apps Marketplace.


Top Five Rules for E-mail Etiquette Follow these simple rules to help you avoid looking like an amateur in the world of e-business communication.

 

Related Topics : Desktop Virtualization, Desktops and Workstations, Laptops, Peripheral Hardware, Services Vendors

 
More Slideshows

mobile90-190x128.jpg 5 Reasons to Deploy VDI for Better IT Management

Are remote data-management concerns stalling your business initiatives? Here are five ways VDI can simplify IT management. ...  More >>

IT_Man71-290x195 5 Tips for Effectively Implementing a Desktop Virtualization Solution

With the threat of security breaches increasing exponentially, and continued BYOD use in several highly regulated industries like health care, VDI continues to grow in relevance and importance as a way to deliver security-by-design. ...  More >>

infra32-190x128 Fifteen Hot Gadgets to Spice up Your Office

From lighting to keyboards to USB hubs, many of these gadgets not only add individual flare but aid in productivity. ...  More >>

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.