________ 1. Sit firmly back in the chair.
________ 2. Adjust the chair height so that the thighs are parallel to the
floor and the feet (heels) are flat on the floor. Use a footrest, if necessary.
________ 3. Adjust the height of the back of the chair to fit comfortably
against the curvature of the lower back.
________ 4. Adjust the slant of the back of the chair to provide support
for upright, relaxed posture.
________ 5. Make sure the chair has been adjusted appropriately.
________ 6. Sitting in a neutral position, relax shoulders and arms and
allow them to "hang" as they would when standing.
________ 7. Bend at the elbow and keep the wrists in a straight, neutral
________ 8. Take measurements from the floor to the bottom of the palm.
This distant should be the desk height measured to the top of the work surface.
proper work surface height for reading/writing may be one to two inches higher
than that fore keyboard typing.
________ 9. Contact your supervisor if furniture adjustment needs to be
________ 10. Place most commonly used items, e.g., overhead bins, computer
keyboard, monitor, telephone, adding machines, calendar, etc., within easy,
A. Place overhead/hanging bins as close as possible. DO NOT reach
for and remove large binder from bins while seated.
B. Turn to face material. DO NOT TWIST TORSO/TRUNK in
reaching for items.
________ 11. Put all frequently used files within close reach.
________ 12. Do not put the computer (monitor or keyboard) in a corner unless
the desk corner is specifically designed for a computer. Corner placement
presents the following problems by placing:
the monitor too far away from the eyes,
elbow on corners thereby bending wrist,
the keyboard across corners, promotes uneven wrist pressure.
________ 13. Pull the keyboard to the desk edge and keep it flat. If a wrist
rest is used, It should be flush with the desk edge.
________ 14. Do not rest the heel of the hand on the keyboard or work surface.
________ 15. Use a light touch with the keyboard. Do not push the keys through
________ 16. Applications should promote a relaxed hand position on the
________ 17. Place the screen 18 to 24 inches away.
________ 18. The height of the monitor should be so that the top of the
screen is at or below eye level when sitting at the keyboard. The top of
the screen should not be above eye level.
________ 19. Position the screen to minimize glare from various light sources.
________ 20. Clean the screen regularly.
________ 21. Use a document holder, if necessary.
________ 22. Place the telephone on the desktop closest to where you work
________ 23. Use a headset if extended phone time is required. If headset
is not feasible, ensure that neck is not stretched in one direction for extended
periods; switch sides, etc.