Workstation Ergonomics Checklist
This picture contains a checklist of areas to consider when setting up your workstation. Click on the numbers to learn more about each piece of office equipment and how to use it properly.
Keyboard, Wrist Rest, Keyboard Drawer
The keyboard keys should not stick and the keyboard should be at elbow height. The wrist rest should support the palm and allow the person to type with the wrist in a neutral position. Individuals who were taught to type or play piano may not need or want a wrist rest.
|Risk Factors||How to Decrease Risks|
|Keys stick on keyboard||Fix keyboard or purchase a new one|
|Keyboard too high||Several alternative keyboards available and individual preferences vary widely|
|Keyboard too low||Raise chair, install keyboard drawer, lower desk|
|Wrist rest is too low||Use different wrist rest|
|Gel in wrist rest is distorted||Fix gel in wrist rest|
|Wrist rest is too long pushing keyboard too far away||Remove wrist rest and use chair arms for support|
|Only holds keyboard||Replace with wider platform to accommodate mouse. Consider Roller mouse in a tight space.|
|Fixed height||OK if comfortable; adjustable height with optional tilt is best.|