There are time when it is necessary to work remotely or from home. Whether your home setup is ideal or not there are some steps you can take to avoid discomfort and ergonomic injury.
- Ergonomic Office Tips For Working At Home
- Neutral posture is important Proper sitting positions at workstation & Standing Neutral Postures
- Don’t bend over your laptop for long periods.
- Connect your laptop to a second monitor or use a second keyboard and mouse, or both. Use a laptop riser. It’s impossible to be ergonomically neutral with only a laptop.
- Sit up straight.
- Keep your elbows at side, keep shoulders relaxed.
- Use a decent chair. Adjustability and fit are key. Chair Criteria and Chair Adjustments
- Workstation Stretch Routine Guidance (Hands, Neck, Shoulders, Back, Side, Legs)
- 10 to 30 second stretch break every 30 minutes.
- Stretch muscles that feel sore.
- Get up and walk around every hour or so.
- Computer based online ergonomic self-assessment Ergonomic Evaluation Requests
- NC State Ergonomics Webpage for more information
- Computer Workstation Ergonomic Self-Assessment Checklist
- Workplace Safety Tips For Teleworking from NC Office of State Human Resources
- Ergonomic Videos tips and practices for safety around the home and in the community.
- For those with younger family members at home
- Please submit all ergonomic request inquiries or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org call 919-515-8744