May 31, 2021

Ergonomics at the workplace is not a new topic. What's new is applying it to the work setups in our existing home environment. 🏠

Common issues seen with working from home include; using a chair of unsuitable height, using a hard rigid chair, leaning forwards and not using the back support of the chair (causing back strain), monitor screen to the side (causing neck to rotate and strain), monitor/laptop screen too low level, and poor lighting (causing eye strain). [1]

Not everyone can afford new equipment or have the perfect setup but here are some top tips you can try! 👍

✅adjust seat height so that knees are not above hips with feet flat comfortably 🦵
✅pillow/rolled towel at the back if chair has poor back support
✅move chair closer to desk to encourage having the back against the seat 💺
✅use a laptop stand/holder to raise the screen height
✅use external keyboard and mouse for less wrist and forearm strain ⌨️🖱️
✅stay away from couch/bed/floor/dining table
✅relax neck and shoulders💆
✅change postures throughout the day

Feel good at your workspace and you may find yourself being more productive. [2] Supplement your workspace changes with the previous exercises shown! 😉

If you have any queries or would like more information, feel free to DM or contact us at 62620970! 📞

📝1. Davis, K. G., Kotowski, S. E., Daniel, D., Gerding, T., Naylor, J., & Syck, M. (2020). The home office: Ergonomic lessons from the “new normal”. Ergonomics in Design, 28(4), 4-10.
📝2. Pereira, M., Comans, T., Sjøgaard, G., Straker, L., Melloh, M., O’leary, S., ... & Johnston, V. (2019). The impact of workplace ergonomics and neck-specific exercise versus ergonomics and health promotion interventions on office worker productivity: A cluster-randomized trial. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, 45(1), 42-52.

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