Remote work and learning require you to be comfortable at home to prevent soft tissue injuries and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) due to sudden sustained exposure to fore, repetitive motion or awkward posture.
Take breaks every 20-30 minutes of continuously seating and incorporate stretching and eye breaks to reduce eye strains.
To reduce injury and maintain productivity while doing remote work or learning, implement the basic ergonomics of NEW:
- Neutral posture while performing sitting or standing work. Avoid awkward, static posture by regularly changing position.
- Eye and elbow height by ensuring that the keyboard and mouse are positioned at the elbow level while the top of the monitor should be at or slightly below eye height.
- Work or learning area should have proper lighting to avoid glare, and keeping items that are used often easily within arm’s reach.