Work-Related Injuries

The most common computer injuries are back, neck, shoulder, or arm pain at the end of your long working days. These are some of the common computer-related injuries caused by bad posture while using a computer and poor work station design. The casues of these injuries are not sitting in the correct position, beig on the computer for a long period of time, and not taking any breaks for the computer.

Suggestions for creating a safe working environment:

  • Use an adjustable desk designed for use with computers
  • Position the monitor so that it is either at eye level or slightly lower
  • Position your keyboard at a height that allows your elbows to rest comfortably at your side
  • Forearms should be roughly parallel with the floor and level with your keyboard
  • Adjust your chair so that your feet rest flat on the floor
  • Use a footstool if your feet do not rest on the floor
  • Switch to an ergonomic chair, which helps your spine to naturally hold its curve while sitting
  • Use an ergonomic keyboard to offer your hands and wrists a more natural holding position
  • Take frequent short breaks and go for a walk or perform stretching exercises at your desk or Stand often
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About angardner

I'm 20 years old. I go to Bainbridge College in Blakely, Ga.
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2 Responses to Work-Related Injuries

  1. Amber, I agree because after working 8 hours a day and then going home getting on the computer tying to do more work it just put a strain on your mind and body.

  2. Angela Igles says:

    I totally agree on the research that you founded and alot of your research was simalar to yours

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