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Workstation Ergonomics

Your workstation should be set up to cause the least amount of stress on your body. Prolonged hours of poor posture or repetitive work habits, often in a stressful environment can result in significant overuse injury. Applying the following points can help to minimise such injuries.

Important points to note :

  • Sit in front of your workstation such that your monitor is directly front on.

  • Your arms should be at right angles from your shoulders when you type.

  • Your wrists should be in line with your forearms, both horizontally and vertically.

  • Your keyboard should be flat.

  • The top of your monitor should be level with your eyes.

  • Do not sit too close to your monitor – at least an arm's length away.

  • Ensure your seat is properly adjusted.

  • If your feet don’t reach the ground, use a footrest.

  • Do not reach too far for your mouse, keep it close to your keyboard and support your arm on the desk when using your mouse.

  • Use a document holder attached to the side of the monitor.

  • Take regular breaks every hour, stretch your legs and perform simple mobility exercises to limber.