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Ergonomic Risk Factors and Sources of Injury

There are literally hundreds of ergonomic risk factors which serve as potential sources of injury when one is seated in a traditional office setting.  Here is a growing list of some of the most common ergonomic risk factors.

Improper Worksurface Height (Keyboard / Mice / Writing Surface)

Improper Monitor Position (Monitor)

Improper Seating Position and Posture (Chairs / Footrests)

Overreaching Outside of the Comfort Zone (Mice / Keyboards / Documents)

Pronation (Working with the Hands Palm Down) (Keyboards / Mice)

Static Grip Force When Using the Mouse (Mice)

Trigger Finger (Keyboard / Mice)

Ulnar Deviation When Using the Keyboard (Keyboard)

Wrist Extension When Using the Keyboard (Keyboard)


Last edited December 9th, 2013

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