Sitting at a desk all day does not seem to be a high-risk activity. Yet, this work situation can lead to significant Musculoskeletal Disorders, including tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, muscle strains and other debilitating injuries. You can reduce your chances of missing work by making your workspace more ergonomic. Whether sitting in front of a computer at home or in an office, make these changes to create a more comfortable, safer work environment.
If you trained a camera on yourself for a day, you may be surprised at how your posture changes over time. As you tire, you can begin to slump and jut your head forward. This leads to neck strain, headaches, shoulder stress and lower-back injuries. Seat yourself on an ergonomic chair as you type that provides the following:
- Supports your lower back
- Allows flat feet position
- Keeps wrists flat and angled below elbows
- Angles knees