C. IMPROVE YOUR WORK POSTURE

Awkward postures make more demands on your body. In some cases, the placement of the work piece will affect your shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, or back posture. Whenever possible, choose a tool that requires the least continuous force and can be used without awkward postures. The right tool will help you to minimize pain and fatigue by keeping your neck, shoulders, and back relaxed and your arms at your sides.

For example, avoid raising your shoulders and elbows. Relaxed shoulders and elbows are more comfortable and will make it easier to drive downward force.

If you are sitting....
Handtools
---> Handtools
Stand

If you are standing...
Handtools
---> Handtools
Reposition your work piece
Handtools
Work on a lower work surface

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