Correct Computer Workstation Position

 

Sitting at a computer desk all day can take a toll on the body. Repetitive activities and lack of mobility can contribute to aches, pains, and eventual injuries.  Sitting at a desk while using the keyboard for hours every day can result in poor circulation to joints and muscles, muscle strain, and it can create an imbalance in strength and flexibility of certain muscles.

 

You can minimize issues like this by taking short breaks throughout your day and by following these guidelines for your workspace setup to maximize your comfort.

 

Monitor Height Top of screen should be slightly below eye level

Seat Height Thighs should be parallel to the floor

Feet: Should be supported either on the floor or on a stool

 

Seat Length Edge of seat pad should be 2 inches behind the bend of the knee

 

Keyboard Height Elbows should be bent between 90 and 100 degrees with wrists in a neutral position

 

Low Back Support Should support lumbar curve which is located just above the belt-line

Distance to Keyboard Upper arms should be relaxed and hang perpendicular to the floor

Distance to Monitor Approximately 18 inches, but exact distance may vary according to visual acuity