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Setting Up an Ergonomic Workstation 1-2-3

Setting Up an Ergonomic Workstation 1-2-3

Setting up an ergonomic workstation can be as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Choosing the Right Desk for Your Needs.  Choosing an ergonomic desk offers you the most up to date feature in good ergonomic health. Keyboard trays found on these desks give you the ability to adjust the keyboard position to just the right height and position for your structure.  The storage and space found on ergonomic desks give you the ability to place your items in locations that will keep you from straining and twisting to reach and use such items.  Choose your desktop width carefully.  Proper width allows you to place items in locations that are accessible and useful without reaching or straining. Your computer screen should be 20 inches or more away from your body.
  2. Choosing the Right Keyboard.  An ergonomic keyboard can help support you in maintaining neutral positions while typing. For you left-hander’s, using a left-handed keyboard is necessary if you use your number pad often.
  3. Eliminate the Clutter.  If you are a stock-piler, now is the time to change your ways. Keeping your workstation clear of boxes and other unnecessary items can help keep your movements ergonomically correct. The more things you are maneuvering around the more you are twisting and turning to do your work. This can be very dangerous for your body after a long time.