Ergonomics for Your Home Office

Tips and Best Practices

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REDUCE EYE STRAIN

  • Don’t stare at yourself orothers on the screen
  • 20-20-20 rule: Every 20minutes, look at something 20feet away for 20 seconds

PRACTICE PROPER POSTURE

Line ear, shoulder, and elbowin all positions

EMPLOY SEATED AND STANDINGPOSITIONS WITH PROPER POSTURE

  • When standing, prop one foot up on a lowfootrest occasionally to shift weight
  • When sitting, you may also tilt seat forwardto a 90 degree or greater angle

PLACE COMPUTER OR LAPTOPAT EYE LEVEL

  • Use laptop stand or stack onbooks to reduce neck and backstrain
  • Adjust keyboard and mouse tobe at or slightly below elbowlevel

UTILIZE STRETCHINGMETHODS

Hand, shoulder, neck, andback stretches can helpreduce strain and fatiguewhen performed throughoutthe work day

Repeat 10x in both directions

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