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10 Tips for Computer Users

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Sit 1. Raise or lower your seat so your thighs are parallel to the floor and your feet are flat on the floor or on a footrest. 2. Adjust the depth of your seat pan so you have at least 2 inches of clearance between the back of your knees and the front of the seat. 3. Adjust the height of your backrest so it fits comfortably on the small of your back. 4. Adjust your chair’s recline tension if necessary to support varying degrees of recline. Avoid using recline locks. 5. Lean back and relax in your chair to allow the backrest to provide full support for your upper body. Type 6. Position your keyboard support 1.5 inches above your thighs and angle the keyboard so it slopes slightly away from your body. Be sure to keep your wrists in a straight, neutral posture while typing, and rest the heels of your palms, not your wrists, on a palm support. Mouse 7. Position your mouse close to the keyboard, preferably on a mousing platform, to minimize reaching. Avoid anchoring your wrist on the desk. Instead, glide the heel of your palm over the mousing surface and use your entire arm to mouse. View 8. Position your monitor at least an arm’s length away with the top line of text at or just below eye level. Tilt the monitor away from you slightly, so your line of sight is perpendicular to the monitor. Illuminate 9. Position your task light to the side opposite your writing hand. Shine it on paper documents but away from your monitor to reduce glare. Align 10. Align your monitor and the spacebar of your keyboard with the midline of your body. Arrange frequently used work materials within easy reach to minimize twisting and reaching.

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