Take frequent posture breaks; if standing, sit periodically. If sitting, stand about every 20 minutes and walk around.
Shoulders and Arms
- Keep the shoulders relaxed, not shrugged-up or slumped-down.
- Keep your elbows close to your body
- Keep work at elbow height and directly in front of you as shown in the image below.
Head and Neck
- Avoid situations that require prolonged or repetitive twisting, forward-bending, or backward-bending of the neck.
Hands and Wrists
- Keep the hand in line with the forearm. Avoid repetitive twisting of the wrists.
- Avoid working with wrists pressed against hard surfaces or edges as shown in the image below.
Feet and Legs
- Place a foot on a footrest for comfort
- Provide a toe space to allow work closer to counters and reduce reaching.
- Use mats on hard floors to reduce fatigue as shown in the image below.
- Stand straight. Avoid situations that require bending forward, backward, leaning side-to-side, or twisting.
- Use a stool to provide an occasional change in posture.
- If working seated, use a back rest/support to maintain proper posture. The chair that is shown in the image below offers neck, back, and lumbar support.