Environmental Health and Radiation Safety

Workstation Design and Setup

Ideal Workstation

  1. Use a good chair with a dynamic chair back and sit back in this  
  2. Top of monitor casing 2-3" (5-8 cm) above eye level  
  3. No glare on screen, use an optical glass anti-glare filter where needed  
  4. Sit at arms length from monitor (18-30 inches)  
  5. Feet on floor or stable footrest (Knees at near 90 degrees)  
  6. Use a document holder, preferably in-line with the computer screen  
  7. Wrists flat and straight in relation to forearms to use keyboard/mouse/input device  
  8. Arms and elbows relaxed close to body (Elbows at 90 to 92 degrees)  
  9. Center monitor and keyboard in front of you  
  10. Use a negative tilt keyboard tray with an upper mouse platform or downward tilt able platform adjacent to keyboard  
  11. Use a stable work surface and stable (no bounce) keyboard tray (29-30 inches in height)  
  12. Take frequent short breaks (micro breaks)

Non-Ideal Workstation
Conventional keyboard trays
 can increase injury risks.
Typical desk top typing posture that
 increases muscle fatigue and injury risks.

Additional Information
Workstation Measurements
Workstation Design and Setup
Last Updated: 6/30/19