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Ergonomic Assessment

No matter your job, as teleworkers we spend almost all our time working at the computer. Inappropriate computer and workstation use can cause muscle and joint pain, overuse injuries of the shoulder, arm, wrist or hand, and eyestrain. To help you work more comfortably at your computer the Computer Workstation Ergonomics Self Assessment Checklist (PDF) can help you identify where you may adjust your workstation.

This assessment is provided by the National Institutes of Health. to calculate your score add up the number of Yes and No answers to the questions. If you have more No answers than Yes answers, it is recommended you take some action to address the No answers. For example, if you answered No to “Can the height, seat and back of the chair be adjusted to achieve the posture outlined below (in the image)?” you could consider replacing your chair so you can adjust it comfortably.

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