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  • Chair Adjustment
    • Your chair is height adjustable.
    • Your chair supports your lower back.
    • There is room between the front edge of the chair seat and the back of your knees.
    • You can easily reach your work without interference from the arms of your chair.
    • When using the keyboard or mouse, you are able to keep your arms in a comfortable position with elbows in at your sides.
    • Your feet rest flat on the floor or footrest.
    • When you sit upright in your chair, your thighs are approximately parallel to the floor.
    • Your chair has an upright locking feature.
  • Keyboard Adjustment
    • Your keyboard and mouse are at approximately elbow height.
    • Your arms are in near your trunk rather than stretched out in front of you.
    • There is at least an inch of clearance between the bottom of your work surface and the top of your thighs.
  • Monitor Adjustment
    • Your monitor is more-or-less in front of your keyboard rather than off to the side.
    • The viewing distance to your computer monitor is at least 18 inches.
    • The top of the computer screen is below eye level.
    • Your computer monitor is protected from excess glare.
    • Your monitor screen is more-or-less perpendicular to your normal line-of-sight.
    • If you wear bifocals or trifocals, you are able to look at the monitor without tilting your head backward.
  • Workstation Accessories
    • Your primary work materials are located in front of you.
    • Your most frequently accessed items are easy to reach.
    • You have a document or copy holder to hold reference material.
  • Work Habbits
    • Move your hands away from the keyboard and/or mouse as work allows.
    • Take short, frequent breaks.
    • Avoid end-of-year or end-of-cycle ‘crunches’ by starting work sooner or getting assistance.

Office Ergonomics Checklist
  Alex Strickland

on January 1, 2012

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