Ergonomic Tip of the Week #16Do you find yourself “cradling” the phone between your ear and shoulder?This causes strain on your neck and can lead to discomfort. Try using the speakerphone option. You can also consider a phone rest (adheres to the back of the receiver) or a headset.
Ergonomic Tip of the Week #15Have you adjusted your chair?Take a moment to learn the adjust-ability features of your chair. Most adjustments are clearly labeled. Adjusting your chair to a proper fit can significantly improve your comfort and posture.
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Ergonomic Tip of the WeekTip# 14 Ensure that you have sufficient Lumbar Support when sitting in your chair. Be sure that you sit against the seat back which provides support to your lumbar spine. If your chair has seat back adjust-ability, take a moment to make adjustments to maximize comfort. If you feel you need some additional lumbar support, consider a lumbar cushion.
Do your wrists rest on a hard surface or sharp edge?
This contact pressure can lead to discomfort in the wrists. Consider using a wrist rest pad for your keyboard and mouse. Not only do they reduce your contact pressure but can also improve your wrist posture.
Tip# 11 If you need to move an item or a load, remember that pushing and pulling causes less strain on your back than lifting and lowering. Furthermore, pushing is easier and safer than pulling. If possible, try converting lifting and lowering activities to pushing.