Computer Work Station Check List

This checklist can help create a safe and comfortable computer workstation. A "no" response indicates that a problem may exist. Refer to the appropriate section of the eTool for assistance and ideas about how to analyze and control the problem.
Checklist for Work Station
  Yes No
1. Head and neck to be upright, or in-line with the torso (not bent down/back).
2. Head, neck, and trunk to face forward (not twisted).
3. Trunk to be perpendicular to floor (may lean back into backrest but not forward).
4. Shoulders and upper arms to be in-line with the torso, generally about perpendicular to the floor and relaxed (not elevated or stretched forward).
5. Upper arms and elbows to be close to the body (not extended outward).
6. Forearms, wrists, and hands to be straight and in-line (forearm at about 90 degrees to the upper arm).
7. Wrists and hands to be straight (not bent up/down or sideways toward the little finger).
8. Thighs to be parallel to the floor and the lower legs to be perpendicular to floor (thighs may be slightly elevated above knees).
9. Feet rest flat on the floor or are supported by a stable footrest.

"No" answers to any of these questions should prompt a review of Monitors, Chairs, Work Surfaces, Keyboards, and Pointers.