Office/VDT Workstation Checklist
Task Chair : Know how to make chair adjustments, have back supported
properly and have comfortable posture.
Foot Support : Both feet should rest firmly on the floor or footrest
for stability and support.
Keyboard Height : With upper arms hanging comfortably at the side,
the keyboard should be approximately at elbow height.
Keying Technique : Strike keys softly, no awkward hand/finger postures
or finger stretching.
Pointing Devices : The pointing device (mouse, trackball, etc.) should
be located at same level -and adjacent to -the keyboard. Strive to
use entire arm for movement; avoid repetitive wrist movement.
Wrist Position : Wrists should be kept in a neutral posture; not
extended, flexed or deviated to the side.
Monitor Position : Horizontal line-of-sight should be at the top
of the monitor or slightly below.
Monitor Distance : Monitor should be 16" -28" from eyes without having
to lean forward or back to see screen clearly.
Monitor I Keyboard Alignment : Monitor should not be to either side such
that head must be constantly turned.
Copy Holder : Copy should be near monitor screen to reduce amount
of head turning and flexing.
Monitor Field of View / Glare : There should be no reflection or
light source in the operator's eyes.
Room Lighting : Screen and copy should be easily read without straining
Workstation Clearance : There should be room to work with no obstructions
either on or below the workstation.
Telephone and Materials Accessibility: Should require no excessive
Telephone Usage : Avoid cradling handset between ear and shoulder
Mini-Breaks: Remember to take frequent mini-breaks (30 seconds break
every 20-30 minutes) to relax, stretch, and focus your eyes on an object
which is farther than 20 feet away in the distance.
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