|Correct Positionioning for Computer Users|
- Sit fully back in chair to allow for proper spinal support and weight distribution.
- The seatback is positioned upright with lumbar support at small of back and head aligned over shoulders.
- Hips should be positioned slightly higher than knees.
- There should be a 3-4 finger width clearance between the seat pad and the back of the knees.
- Feet flat on floor or footrest.
- Keyboard is flat on surface.
- Shoulders should be relaxed with arms hanging comfortably by sides.
- Elbows are bent to 90 degrees and the wrists are in a neutral position.
- A mouse should be located at the same level as the keyboard, immediately beside.
- Top of screen should be at eye level (except if wearing bifocals).
- Optimum viewing distance is arm's distance away.
- Minimize glare by placing screen perpendicular to windows, using an anti-glare screen, or adjusting screen angle.
- The document holder should be placed at the same height as the monitor or modify with a desktop document holder placed in front of the monitor.
- Frequently used items located in shelving above shoulder level should be moved down below shoulder height within arms distance.
- Incorporate stretch/exercise breaks throughout the workday to reduce neck, lower back and upper extremity fatigue.