FutureOffice Catalog 2013 - page 16

Chair
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Adjust seat height so feet are flat on the floor or footrest, knees
are bent at right angles and thighs are parallel to the floor.
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Adjust seat back so it supports the lumbar curve of the low back.
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With your arms at your side, raise your forearm 90* then adjust
armrest height to support the forearms so they are parallel to
the floor.
Keyboard and Mouse
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Adjust keyboard height so arms and forearms are at right angles
and forearms and hands form straight lines.
o
Keyboard-to-user distance should allow user to relax shoulders
with elbows hanging close to body.
o
Position keyboard flat or sloped slightly negative.
o
Mouse should be directly next to the keyboard and at the same
height as the keyboard.
Monitor
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Adjust monitor height so top of screen is at or slightly lower than
eye level. Viewing distance is approximately arm’s distance away
(18” - 30”).
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Monitor should be positioned to avoid glare.
o
Monitor and keyboard should be placed directly in front of user.
(not off to one side or angled so you are sitting with your head
turned)
Work Practices
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Keep frequently used items (i.e. phone, stapler, etc.) close at hand.
o
Ensure lighting is not direct or overly bright.
o
Get out of the chair at least once per hour.
o
Micro-break every 30 minutes of keyboarding.
o
Keep wrists straight, support wrist on a soft surface between strokes.
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Avoid tilting head or neck to cradle the phone.
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Use hand to hold receiver or wear headset.
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Break up long periods of continuous computer use by performing
small tasks or errands.
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FutureOffice Ergonomics, Inc. ph: 570-454-8300 fx: 570-455-7773
; May 2013
Ergonomic Workstation Evaluation
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