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ERGONOMIC WORKSTATION GUIDELINES
  • Published on Thursday April 7th, 2016

ERGONOMIC WORKSTATION GUIDELINES

1. Choose an office chair that doesn’t cut into the back of your knees and adjust the height of the seat to allow for a 90° angle at the knees.

2. Place your feet flat on the floor, or on a footrest if necessary, to obtain a 90° angle at the knees.

3. Support your back with a backrest in order to maintain the natural curve of the spinal column.

4. Position your head with your chin slightly tucked in while you continue to look forward. Avoid extending your neck forward.

5. Relax your shoulders and avoid slumping forward.

6. Rest your elbows on armrests that allow you to keep your shoulders relaxed and your elbows bent at a 90° angle.

7. Use a wrist rest if you have no wrist support.

8. Center the keyboard in front of you and place the mouse near the keyboard.

9. In this optimal posture, adjust the height of your screen so that the center of the screen is at eye level.

10. Check that your eyesight is adequate and make sure that your corrective glasses don’t force you to adopt a posture that puts strain on your neck.

Do you feel pain despite these adjustments?

Don’t hesitate to consult our experts who will be able to help you regain a functional and healthy lifestyle as soon as possible.

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