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Health and Safety with Computers
Safe Computer Use
While you are using a computer it is important that you are comfortable and consider pointers that will reduce your chances of getting OOS (ocupational overuse syndrome) or RSI (repetitive strain injury).
There is more than one good body position so find one that works for you. Here are some general guidelines:
• Keep the hollow in the base of your spine well-supported
Getting comfortable in your workstation
To make your seat higher, take your weight off the chair and pull the lever on the right hand side of the chair up. When the chair is at the height you want it to be, release the lever.
To make the seat lower, sit on the chair and pull the lever on the right hand side of your chair up. When the chair is at the height you want it to be, release the lever.
• Your feet should be flat on the floor
Set the backrest height
The small of your back should be supported.
Adjust the backrest angle
There is a knob on either the side or back of the backrest that you can turn either way to adjust the backrest angle.
Think about your shoulders
• Are they low and relaxed?
Think about your elbows
• Are they loose at your sides?
Draw yourself up to your workstation
Is the height of your keyboard comfortable?
Your upper arms should be straight up and down and your forearms about horizontal.
Adjust the position of your keyboard / mouse
Your keyboard shouldn’t be too far away (a space of 50mm between the desk edge and keyboard). Your mouse should be placed where you don’t need to reach for it when you take your hand from the keyboard.
Adjust the position of your screen
This varies from person to person but should be in a range from about 450-800mm.
For ease of reading you might like to place your workbooks on a bookholder.
How to prevent eye strain
• Take micropauses (a 5-10 second break every three minutes or so)