Ergonomic Self Assessment and Checklist

This checklist is to assist in setting up your workstation in line with basic ergonomic principles and to minimize the risk of musculoskeletal disorder.

When setting up the position of workstation furniture it is important to experiment and try new positions to find the most comfortable. Remember to give your body a chance to get used to the changes, it may take several hours or even days to find the best position.

When working at the computer it is also very important to take regular breaks. Frequent short pauses should be taken for 5-10 seconds every 5-10 minutes. In addition at least 5 minutes of every hour should be spent doing non computer related tasks. Meal breaks or rest periods should also be taken away from the computer and repetitive recreation (eg. knitting) should be avoided during these breaks.

It is recommended that you work through this checklist with another person to observe each others posture and position and make adjustments to your workstation accordingly.

Download Ergonomic Self Assessment Form and Checklist. 




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