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Ergonomics for Mouse-Intensive Jobs

Jobs such as graphic design, architecture, and computer-aided design rely heavily on the mouse and have their own unique ergonomic issues. These jobs and others that require workers to spend countless hours in front of computers while barely ever changing position are a recipe for injury. Consider the following factors to help change poor work habits and risk factors.

Use the Mouse or Input Device Safely

The further you reach to hold and use the mouse, the more strain you place on your neck. There are alter- native techniques and equipment that may improve your mousing.

Take Advantage of New Technology

Adjust Your Monitor

Sit Properly

Rest Breaks and Task Rotation

(Article and image courtesy American Chiropractic Association. www.chiroworkscarecenter.com)


 

Author
Dr. Lori Nuzzi

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