Unfortunately many people need to sit at their desk for many hours in a day, and this can create many aches and pains in the lower back, hips, neck and shoulders. However, there are a few changes that can be made to you workspace that may help, so review these questions and see what improvements you can make.
Do your feet rest flat on the floor?
Is there 2 inches between back of chair and your knees?
If you are sitting on a chair does it support you lower back?
Can you easily reach your work without interference from the arms of the chair?
Are your arms and shoulders relaxed without interference from the chairs?
Is your mouse positioned centrally or do you have to rotate your shoulders or reach far to use it?
Is your keyboard level with your elbows are they in your forearms?
Are your wrists in line with your forearms or they bent to the sides or back far?
Is your keyboard on a flat surface or slightly declined is OK to
Is top of your computer screen at or slightly below eye level?
Can you see detail on your computer screen easily without leaning forward?
Are you able to read the whole screen comfortably without tilting your head up or down?
If you spend more than half your day combined on the computer or on the telephone do you have a headset
Are your keyboard and monitor located in the centre line in front of you
Do you take short frequent breaks throughout the day to reduce fatigue