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Is your desk ergonomically set up?

Use our Workstation Setup Checklist to ensure that you’re set up for success. Use the diagram to see what factors we consider when setting up your desk. Hover over each number to see how you can properly set up your workstation.

  • 1 Monitor Height
    Set the top of screen to eye level.
  • 2 Monitor Distance
    The monitor should be 18-36” from your eyes. Single monitors should be positioned closer, and dual monitors should be positioned farther.
  • 3 Keyboard & Mouse
    Keyboard and mouse are beside one another, at the same height, and close to the front edge of the work surface. The desk or keyboard tray is adjusted to your elbow height.
  • 4 Desktop Arrangement
    Frequently used items are positioned within an arm’s reach of your seated position.
  • 5 Shoulders
    Shoulders are low and back. No reaching forward. Armrests are adjusted to your elbow height (elbows bent to 90 degrees).
  • 6 Backrest
    Backrest is adjusted to provide lumbar support in the lower back. Backrest angle is adjusted between 90 - 110 degrees.
  • 7 Knees
    Knees are bent at 90-120 degrees. There is 2-3” of space behind the knee and the front edge of the seat.
  • 8 Feet
    Feet are fully supported either on the floor or on a footrest.
  • 9 Break
    You have taken a microbreak in the last 30 minutes.
  • 10 Postural Break
    You have taken a short walk around your work area within the last hour.

Is your desk ergonomically set up?

Use our Workstation Setup Checklist to ensure that you’re set up for success. Use the diagram to see what factors we consider when setting up your desk. Hover over each number to see how you can properly set up your workstation.

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