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Safety Nugget for week of March 30 - Office Ergonomics - Monitors< Back to Blog

May 12, 2015
By: M. Simms
Categories: Safety

Choosing a suitable monitor and placing it in an appropriate position helps reduce exposure to forceful exertionsawkward postures, and overhead glare. This helps prevent possible health effects such as excessive fatigue, eye strain, and neck and back pain.

You should choose a monitor and consider its placement in conjunction with other components of the computer workstation, including the keyboarddesk, and chair

Monitor Quick Tips
  • Put monitor directly in front of you and at least 20 inches away.
  • Place monitor so top line of screen is at or below eye level.
  • Place monitor perpendicular to window.
 
For more information on proper viewing distance, viewing angle-height and side-to-side, viewing time and viewing clarity, visit the OSHA website at https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/computerworkstations/componentsmonitors.html#Viewing Distance