10 Steps to an Ergonomic Workstation - Slide 6

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Try to anticipate how the workstation will most often be used.

  • For word processing, arranging the best keyboard/mouse position is a high priority.
  • For surfing the net or graphic design, arranging the best mouse position is a high priority.
  • For data entry, arranging the best numeric keypad/keyboard position is a high priority.
  • For games, arranging the best keyboard/mouse/game pad is a high priority.

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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