Fact Sheet

Setting up an Ergonomically Sound Office Space

The nature of office work has produced a whole host of stress-related symptoms and musculoskeletal strains. For example, long hours at a poorly designed computer workstation can cause pains in the neck and back, shoulders, lower extremities, arms, wrists, hands, eyestrain, and a general feeling of tension and irritability. The second leading type of disabling accidents that occur within the office are the result of strain and overexertion.

When you are using your computer, do the following apply?

Does your computer work surface adhere to the following guidelines?

Does the positioning of your chair adhere to the following guidelines?

Does the positioning of your computer monitor adhere to the following guidelines?