Working for long durations at computer workstations can be much more fatiguing and uncomfortable than it needs to be. Unnecessary static muscle contractions that we use while slumping and craning the head and neck forward, holding the arms in non-neutral positions, sitting with the back unsupported, and even standing for too long at upright workstations can all make the same work much harder to do.
Working from home offices during COVID business closures:
During the COVID-19 outbreak many people are now working from home, often using makeshift workstation setups that are much more fatiguing to use than necessary. Barbre Ergonomics joins in this effort to improve public health and reduce risks by providing useful information and resources for helping get into more comfortable work arrangements and body positions. Go to our section on this topic.
I help people work with much greater comfort and less soreness and productivity-killing fatigue, from the most modern dispatching centers, to the most challenging and modest cubbyholes.
Let me teach you the many tricks I know for helping outsmart workstation problems, from simple rearrangement and modified techniques to helping make equipment decisions and reorganizing how work gets done.
Click here to view and print a copy of the Barbre Ergonomics Office Tips brochure, for techniques and information that help outsmart physical challenges created by your computer workstation arrangement.
Click here to view and print a copy of the globally-popular Barbre Ergonomics Stretches poster for minimizing fatigue and soreness while you get the job done.
Barbre Ergononomics also delivers high-quality office ergonomics training for employees and teams. Can you answer these questions?:
- Should we lower our desks or use keyboard trays? - It is unsafe to sit for long periods? - Should I have a standing workstation instead? - Can I sit on an inflatable ball instead of a chair at work? - Why does sitting and computer use cause discomfort? - Which ergonomic accessories are worth buying? - My neck and eyes hurt: what's going on and what do I do? - How can I locate the mouse so my arm doesn't hurt? - Should we raise or lower our monitors? - What chairs should we buy -- are the budget models OK? - Why can't I get comfortable in my workstation?