from repetitious activities or static postures every 30 minutes for
one or two minutes before resuming that activity or posture. Find
opportunities to get out of your chair and move around.
Place the telephone on your non-dominant
hand side. Your dominant hand will be free
for writing, and cradling the telephone between your ear and shoulder
while writing will not be necessary.
Use a telephone headset or the speaker
when performing tasks simultaneously with the telephone. This practice
will prevent awkward neck and shoulder postures associated with cradling
the telephone between your ear and shoulder.
Type with the tips of the fingers.
Less force is needed to depress the keys with the tips of the fingers.
Use a light touch when keying.
Change postures frequently throughout the
day. Alternate working from a sitting to a standing position
whenever possible. Change the tilt of the back of the chair frequently.
Use shortcut keys whenever possible,
instead of a pointing device (mouse, trackball, etc.).
Alternate hands when using the
pointing device, OR alternate between pointing devices (e.g. alternate
between mouse and trackball). Use larger muscles by moving from the
elbow and shoulder, rather than from the wrist, when operating the pointing
Stand up to reach into overhead
bins rather than reaching up from a sitting position, OR, lower the
overhead storage bins if possible.