Course 711 - Introduction to Ergonomics
COMPUTER WORKSTATION DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS
Chairs should be adjustable. (see seating recommendations)
Work surfaces should be large enough to support the keyboard, mouse, monitor and documents.
The top line of the screen should be just below eye level to keep the neck straight.
Monitors should be placed 18-30 inches away from the worker.
Keyboards and monitors should be detachable so the angle and position can be adjusted.
Keyboard and work-surface edges should be rounded.
Documents should be at the same height and distance from the screen.
The screen and document should be easily viewed without turning or tilting the worker's head.
The monitor and keyboard should be placed perpendicular to windows to avoid glare.
Screen contrast and brightness should be easily adjustable.
Screen characters should be clearly displayed. No waving or flickering.
The mouse should be located so that the arm and should are as close as possible to neutral position.