Ergonomic Tips for Office Workers ➤
- Eyes should be looking slightly downward to the monitor screen without neck flexion. User should maintain one arm distance from the screen.
- Elbow should be in-line with the keyboard at 90 degree.
- User should always leverage the back support of the chair.
- The feet of the user must be completely lying flat on the ground. If the feet are hanging in the air, feet support mechanisms must be provided.
Other Tips ➤
- There is no single proper sitting posture. Any static postures can be hazardous to the body. Therefore, we need to frequently take breaks in order to lubricate our joints and tendons so that injuries can be prevented.
- During break time, stretching your body muscles is critical to prevent musculoskeletal disorders development. Each of the body stretches should be sustained for at least 10 to 15 seconds.
- To prevent eye fatigue, follow the 20/20/20 rule. Take a break every 20 mins, look 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
Ergonomic Tips for Industrial Workers ➤
- Warm-up your muscles prior to lifting any objects regardless of weight of the objects.
- Never lift any objects > 50 lb.
- There is no one proper lifting posture. It all depends on the size and weight of the object.
- Always work in the power zone (between shoulder and waist height)
- Always carry objects close to the body.
- Always push instead of pull carts.
- When objects are piled up too high & block sight, use forklift instead.
- Do not twist torso while lifting or carrying objects.
- Minimize repetitive/unnecessary motions.
Ergonomic Tips for Lab Workers ➤
- Elevate your chair rather than reaching up to pipette.
- Avoid twisting or rotating wrist while pipetting.
- Alternate hands to pipette.
- Use light force to change tips.
- Use minimal pressure while pipetting.
- Take 1 to 2 mins break after every 20 mins of pipetting.
- Avoid leaning on hard edges.
- Adjust chair, workbench, or microscope such that your hand can be maintained in an upright position.
- Use adjustable eyepieces for easier viewing.