Workstation Ergonomic Tips

Source: University of Washington
Published: April 2020

Workstation Ergonomic Tips

Circulated: May 1, 2020

Computer setup

• Keyboard/mouse elbow height

• Monitor arms distance away

• Elbows bent at 90 degrees

• Straight or slightly downward wrist position

• Set your camera at eye level

Chair setup

• Feet flat on the floor, use a footrest if needed

• Adjust chair height so thighs are parallel to the floor

• Change sitting positions frequently

Take breaks

• Take frequent five-minute breaks

• Look up from your screen and focus on a distant object to prevent eye strain