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10 Steps

to a Healthier, More Productive Workplace

Workplace Wellness
Making Your Workplace a Better Place.

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Conduct ergonomic assessments. Consider contracting an ergonomicspecialist
who can assess employees’ workstation needs on an individual basis and help you implement ergonomic solutions. These specialists can be great resources when considering which products topurchase.

Make seating comfortable and adjustable. Good posture is important to

comfort and well-being. You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on a chair. Look for something comfortable thatallows a user to adjust the height, backrest, and armrests to suit his or her body type. An office chair should support the lower back. Feet should reach the floor (if not, a foot rest will help).

3.Select a good monitor. Purchase a good quality computer screen. Make sure the

text characters on the screen look sharp, are high in contrast (e.g., black on white), and are a comfortable viewingsize. Monitors should be placed at a comfortable height that doesn’t make users tilt their heads excessively up or down. When seated comfortably, a user’s eyes should be in line with the top of thedisplay (about 2-3” below the top of the monitor casing).

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Use ergonomic keyboards and mice. Your employees spend a good part of

the day with their hands on a mouse andkeyboard. Ergonomic input devices are designed for comfortable posture, reducing repetition, and minimizing forces. Consider purchasing mice and keyboards that have been designed by ergonomists(http://microsoft.com/hardware).

Properly position keyboards and mice. Place keyboard and mouse at the
same height, about elbow level. Center keyboards in front of users with mice as close as possible.Upper arms should fall relaxed at sides.

Utilize software and hardware tools. Work efficiency can be improved by

effectively using the software and hardware features that ship with ergonomic...
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