The Benefits of Good Ergonomics
Good ergonomics is extremely important in the health of your muscles, joints and spine. Preventing back pain and muscle fatigue can be as simple as making some small changes to your workstation – and this includes your monitor. Diamond Ergonomics can help prevent musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2013, MSD cases accounted for 33% of all worker injury and illness cases*. Examples of musculoskeletal disorders include, but are not limited to, muscle strains and lower back injuries. *osha.gov/SLTC/ergonomics
|Poor Ergonomics May Lead to Worker Injury||Musculoskeletal Disorders Can be Costly||Good Ergonomics Promotes Efficiency|
|Poor ergonomics in a computer intensive environment, leads to fatigue and discomfort resulting in less productivity.||Musculoskeletal injuries from poor ergonomics can result in thousands of dollars in healthcare costs and workers’ compensation claims.||Good ergonomic posture not only improves work productivity, but also promotes a more comfortable workspace and a healthy spine.|
What is Proper Monitor Position?
What is Proper Computer Monitor Position?
The correct monitor height and position can vary greatly among individuals, but there are some guidelines one can follow. The monitor should be directly in front of the user and the top of the viewing area of your monitor should be at or below eye level. The monitor should be 18” to 36” inches from your eyes and if uncertain, you can determine the correct distance by placing the monitor equal to the width of the monitor. For example, if your monitor is 27” inches wide, you can place it at least 27” inches away from your eyes. If the monitor is placed too high or too low, back and neck problems can occur. If the monitor is placed too far or too close, eye-strain can occur.
Poor Monitor Position Can Lead to Problems
Improper monitor height can lead to aches and pains of the neck and back. These problems can result in many hours of lost productivity and cost thousands of dollars in healthcare and worker’s compensation costs.