Marty Reed of Top Enterprise, an ergonomics specialist, visited Bryley early in September for a demonstration on proper ergonomics. She then visited our cubicles and made individual recommendations.
Her overall suggestions included:
- Set distance at one arm-length from body to monitor.
- Set height so eyes focus at about 2” below top of monitor.
- Use wrist rests to get hands up and over keyboards.
- Keyboard should lay flat on the desktop; do not tilt up back.
- Use chair arms periodically to rest arms.
- Forearms and thighs should be parallel to the ground.
- Adjust for lower-back support or add a lumbar-support device.
- Look away into the distance at least every hour to reduce eye strain.
- Get up from your workstation periodically and walk around.
For details, Marty can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.