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Ergonomics is the science that aims to adapt the workplace environment to the body of the worker, and not the opposite.

Our prevention strategies aim to correct not the posture, but what causes the bad posture.

Chair: The chair is without a doubt, the first thing to consider in improving comfort.

  • The seat must be adjustable for height so that the thighs are parallel with the floor and the feet rest flat on the floor or on a footrest.
  • The chair back must also be adjustable so that lumbar support is located in the small of the back.
  • Finally, the armrests must also be adjustable in height and distance from the body so that they are able to support the forearms when typing on the keyboard or moving the mouse.

Keyboard tray: A keyboard that is placed directly on the desk requires the user to raise the forearms to reach the keys, which creates muscular fatigue in the arms, neck and shoulders over time. A properly positioned keyboard tray helps prevent pain in the wrists as well as carpal tunnel syndrome.

  • The keyboard tray should be positioned about one to two inches above the thighs, with a slight angle toward the workstation.
  • Wrists should be kept straight or in neutral position when typing.

The monitor stand: The monitor should be positioned so that it is at least one arm length away from the user, with the top of the monitor being at the line of vision.

  • Another option is to lightly slant the monitor so that it is perpendicular to the line vision.

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Finally, remember that the human body is made for moving. Taking a break every hour to get up, stretch, or to walk, is the first thing to do to prevent musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).