If already injured see Judy, x249.
How you are, what you are doing, how long you do it,
and how frequently you do it, are balanced by rest and recovery.
Definition: The study of the relationship between PEOPLE, ENVIROMENT & WORK.
Proper alignment to your workstation
STANFORD EH&S ERGONOMICS WEB SITE
Ergonomics training through AXESS | STARS:
Ergonomics- Computer Workstation : EHS-3400
This course is required of all Stanford Employees and their supervisors
The following is a condensed version of the above web site with local names and numbers of people who can help you.
labergo.pdf, labrem.pdf, laptopergo.pdf, pcshort.pdf, macshort.pdf, offrem.pdf
If you are concerned and want to know if everything is all right BEFORE you become injured read on.
If you are working at a computer workstation:
Print out this ergoeval.pdf
Go to your workstation and fill out the form. See Graphic to right.
If any of the areas are of concern, see Judy, x56249 for help and further instructions
If all the boxes were checked as OK, look for another cause of your discomfort.
Consider using a program/app to remind you when to take a break.
Lastly, monitors have improved tremendously over the years, but it is still a good idea to watch out for glare, especially from windows and overhead lights.
ERGONOMICS is really very straight forward and easy to understand.