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Setting Up Your VDT Workstation for Comfort and Productivity. Understanding the Goals of Workstation Arrangement. Comfort Productivity Neutral But Changing Postures. Head/Neck: Neutral Postures. Downward Line of Sight Angle 15 - 30 Degrees From Horizontal

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Understanding the Goals of Workstation Arrangement

  • Comfort

  • Productivity

  • Neutral But Changing Postures


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Head/Neck: Neutral Postures

  • Downward Line of Sight Angle

  • 15 - 30 Degrees From Horizontal

  • Avoid Head Upright - Looking Straight Ahead


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Seated Posture

  • For Operators Who Alternate Keying With Other Tasks: Reclining Posture

  • For Operators Who Perform Intensive Keying: Non-Reclining Posture


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Seated Posture

  • Reclining Posture: Similar to the Posture One Assumes While Driving a Car

  • Non-Reclining Posture: More Upright With Leg-Thigh Angle at > 90 Degrees

    • To Accomplish This, Tilt the Seatpan Forward a Few Degrees


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Wrist/Arm/Shoulder Posture

  • Hand/Wrist Should Align With Forearm During Keying

  • Elbows Should Rest Comfortably at the Sides

  • Shoulders Should Be Relaxed


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Arranging Your Workstation

  • Changing One Workstation Setting May Affect the Requirements of Other Workstation Settings

  • Start With a Good Quality Adjustable Chair

  • Adjust the Seatpan Height to Your Dimensions

  • Feet Should Reach the Floor Comfortably

  • Select a Comfortable Recline

  • Adjust Arm Rests (if any)


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Chairs

  • Chairs Should Have Separate Seat and Backrest Tilt Mechanisms

  • Lock the Backrest Tilt to Your Preferred Recline

  • Adjust the Lumbar Support for the Lower Back

  • Chair Arm-Rests are Not Necessary But May Be Preferred


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Monitor Location

  • Position So That the Top of Monitor is Several Inches Below Eye Level

  • If Necessary, Remove Monitor From Atop CPU (set directly on top of desk or table)

  • Adjust the Desk or Table Height to Lower or Raise Monitor

  • Position Monitor Close Enough for Easy Reading, Usually 20-40 Inches Distance


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Monitor

  • Use Monitor Tilt Feature to Reduce Direct or Reflected Glare

  • If Necessary, Modify the Work Station Location in Relation to Light Sources or Windows

  • Place Monitor Facing 90 Degrees to Windows or Light Sources


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Keyboard Arrangement

  • Place Keyboard in Adjustable Keyboard Tray

  • Adjust Keyboard Height to Your Dimensions

  • Tilt Keyboard Tray Forward or Backward to Encourage Neutral Hand/Wrist Posture

  • Check for Thigh Clearance Under Tray

  • Modify Settings Until Comfortable


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Keyboard Arrangement

  • Negative Angle Keyboard Trays Have Improved Hand/Wrist Postures of Test Subjects

  • Using a Negative Angle Tray Places Keyboard Lower, Closer to One’s Lap

  • Operators Using a Negative Angle Tray May Prefer Their Mouse Pad Higher


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Mouse Pads

  • Mouse Pad Can Be Attached to Keyboard Tray on Right or Left Side

  • Mouse Pad Should Be At Same General Height As Keyboard - But Need Not Exactly Match

  • Select Mouse Style for Comfort and Productivity


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Complete Your Workstation

  • Use a Headset If You Talk on Phone While Keying

  • Provide Adequate Space for Other Tasks (Writing, Reading, Dialing Telephone, etc.)

  • Position Frequently Used Materials Within Easy Reach


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Complete Your Workstation

  • Very Short Operators May Need a Footrest

    • Adjustable Footrests Are Preferred

  • Use a Copy Holder to Create Additional Desk-Top Space or Improve Head/Neck Posture

  • Avoid Clutter Which May Conflict With Needed Body Space


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VDT Operators

  • Take Frequent Breaks and Move About

  • Re-Adjust Aspects of Your Workstation Periodically

  • Stretching and/or Exercise Can Make You Feel Better

  • Bifocal or Trifocal Lens Wearers May Need Separate Glasses for Computer Work



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