Ergonomics at Work
Did your mom ever tell you to sit up straight? Who knew that it really could make a difference in your health? Poor posture at work can cause back and neck pain and other issues. Follow these ergonomic tips to stay healthy!
- Hands, wrists and forearms are straight and roughly parallel to the floor.
- Head is level or bent slightly forward, forward facing and balanced. Generally it is in-line with the torso.
- Shoulders are relaxed and upper arms hang normally at the side of the body.
- Elbows stay in close to the body and are bent between 90 and 120 degrees.
- Feet are fully supported by the floor. You can use a footrest if the desk height is not adjustable.
- Back is fully supported with appropriate lumbar support when sitting vertical or leaning back slightly.
- Thighs and hips are supported by a well-padded seat and generally parallel to the floor.
- Knees are about the same height as the hips with the feet slightly forward.