Workstation suggestions:
Many vision and stress problems can be alleviated by making changes in your working environment. Consider the following for optimising your screen positioning:

  • Make sure the terminal is not placed in such a way that the operator sees only the screen or a wall behind the screen
  • Try to provide the opportunity to look well beyond the screen, out into open space
  • screens should be slightly below eye level (15 to 20 degrees)
  • Copy or documents being read should be at the same level as the screen
  • The screen should be positioned 500-600mm from the operators eyes
  • Position the keyboard so that the wrists and lower arms are parallel to the floor (raise chair or lower desktop)
  • Chairs should provide proper back and leg support and the height adjustable
  • Adjust the chair height so that the feet are flat on the floor or rest on a foot support with thighs parallel to the floor
  • Adjust the work table so that legs and knees clear it’s underside

Office equipment technology is constantly being improved to the ergonomics of the working environment.

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