There are times 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.
- Computer Workstation Ergonomic Self-Assessment Checklist
- 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 your side, keep your shoulders relaxed.
- Use a decent chair. Adjustability and fit are key. Chair Criteria and Chair Adjustments
- Ergonomic Evaluation Requests – Computer-based online ergonomic self-assessment
- Workplace Safety Tips For Teleworking from NC Office of State Human Resources
- Working Alone – For potentially hazardous activities
- Ergonomic Videos tips and practices for safety around the home and in the community.
- NC State Ergonomics Webpage for more information
- 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.
- Vendor Discount Pricing for Personal Purchases
- For those with younger family members at home
- Please submit all ergonomic request inquiries or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-515-8744