Ergonomics for Computer Workstation
Ergonomics for computer workstation can generally be split into two parts. The first part is learning about good work posture and habits which involves applying ergonomic principles. This is where this website can help you in your ergonomic education.
The second part of computer workstation ergonomics is either adjusting your workplace equipment such as your monitor, chair, desk, lighting to
make it more 'ergonomic' or considering the purchase of ergonomic computer furniture.
I always believe an education in Ergonomics for computer workstation should be first priority.Spend some time reading before rushing out to buy the latest 'ergonomic equipment'. Moreover, don't be fooled by an Advertiser's marketing lure. Not every product that has "Ergonomic" added to its title means that it is authentically ergonomic. (Double check with this website!)
The Ideal Ergonomics Posture and Position
Let's start with your working position.
Do a quick self check by cross referencing this picture. See also Ergonomic Pictures for a larger variety.
Other good ergonomic habits to develop is to take your eyes away from your screen every half an hour to 'rest' (by looking at a faraway picture),getting up to walk every forty minutes or so, or take a break. And mixing up your tasks so that you won't subject your muscles to repetitive work.
Assessing Your Workstation
Is your Workstation Ergonomic?
Remember, you do not have to change EVERYTHING today. You can make small changes, one at a time.
For a more in-depth description, read Workstation Ergonomics, but these basics ought to keep you busy for a while.
Remember, if you experience any discomfort, please see a health professional.
Go back to Ergonomics in the Workplace.