Analyzing Workplace Ergonomics

Repetitive strain injuries comprise a significant portion of work-related injuries. If you've already been hurt at work in San Jose, taking a closer look at your work space might help you prevent recurrent workplace injuries. If you work at a computer, your monitor should be positioned directly in front of your chair. The top of the monitor should be slightly below your eye level.

Regardless of whether you work at a computer or elsewhere, you should be able to keep your trunk perpendicular to the floor. It's alright to lean back into a chair, but slouching forward can, over time, lead to degenerative changes of the neck and upper back. Workplace injuries also frequently affect the arms, wrists, and hands. Your hands should be aligned with your wrists, not in a twisted position, and your forearms should be at about a 90-degree angle with the upper arms, assuming that you're working on a computer.

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