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WHERE IT HURTS
Are your shoulder and neck feeling the strain?
1. Is the spacebar of your keyboard centered in front of you?
2. Is your keyboard positioned so that your forearms are parallel with your thighs
at or below horizontal, while your feet are flat on the floor?
3. Is your mouse comfortably placed immediately next to the keyboard on the
side that is most comfortable for you?
4. Do you keep your elbow close to your body and allow your arm to be relaxed
while using the mouse?
5. Is your chair too close or too
far away from the keyboard, causing your arms to be outstretched and/or
your neck and shoulders to strain?
6. Have you adjusted your chair to lean back slightly from an upright position
7. Do you maintain a reclined posture when looking at the monitor, using the
keyboard, or moving the mouse?
8. Is your monitor centered in front of you?
9. When your back is against the back of your chair, is your monitor at an arm's
length in front of you (distance from shoulder to middle fingertips while keeping your arm straight outstretched)?
10. Is the top of the monitor casing approximately 2"-3"
above your eye level?
11. Are you using a document holder? Is it located right beside the monitor?
12. Can you comfortably reach frequently used
13. Do you hold the phone to your ear with your hand, while
keeping your neck straight?
14. Are you using a headset when on the phone for long durations of time?
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