Solutions for a Healthy Workstation
How Can an Ergonomic Workstation Help You?
Optimize the existing setup
Sara R. was experiencing neck pain working at her computer. Her duties included transcribing data from spreadsheets located on a document holder. Sara wears bifocal lenses and viewing the screen through the bottom half of her glasses made it difficult to perform her work without craning her neck back in an awkward position. Adjustments made to her workstation like lowering her monitor and tilting her screen allowed her to look at the computer in a comfortable position without straining her neck.
Improve work habits
Theresa M., a receptionist, was experiencing low back pain during her shift. Although her workstation setup was ergonomically correct, it was observed that she bent over frequently to obtain charts from a lower shelf. After identifying this repetitive task, simple modifications were made to her workspace and work habits. The charts were relocated to a waist height shelf, and she was educated on the use of correct body mechanics to prevent further injury.
Find the right fit
Martha K., is a parent of a home schooled 3rd grader, who was complaining of cramping in his hand with use of the computer mouse. After assessing his work area and equipment, a recommendation was made to obtain a mouse to fit his smaller hand grip. Other recommendations included alternative seating options and to incorporate movement breaks during the school day.