You may have noticed that your body gets fatigued or achy more quickly when working at a kitchen table rather than at your desk in a traditional office. It is time to give yourself some real office space at home that is ergonomically correct.

Wherever you set up your office, there are some basic ergonomics to consider:

  • You should be looking straight ahead, or a couple of inches above eye level. This may mean putting your monitor on a riser or putting your laptop on something and attaching a separate keyboard for home use.
  • The keyboard should be such that your elbows are bent at a 90 degree angle and your wrists are neutral. You should not have to stretch to reach your keyboard. To attain this, again, you may need a detached keyboard, and/or to adjust the height of your chair.
  • Your chair’s height needs to accommodate your line of sight and wrists/elbows as mentioned above, but also your feet. Your feet should be flat on the floor. If you cannot accomplish this in combination with the other factors, you may need a foot stool or rest of some kind. Bricks are often a good height.
  • Also make sure you have lumbar support on your chair. This could be something built in, a small pillow or a lumbar support that can be attached to the chair.
  • Ideally you want documents you are looking at while working to be in between the keyboard and monitor using an inline document stand. If there is not room or you are reviewing multiple documents, have a document stand next to your monitor.
  • To reduce glare, put your monitor at a 90 degree angle with windows.

Just because your office is at home it doesn’t mean it should not be ergonomically sound. Follow these simple steps today!

 

In everything set them as example by doing what is good.  Titus 2:7


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