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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.

E-mail Kate Greenberg kgreen15@umn.edu or Neil Carlson carls001@umn.edu if you would like an on-site evaluation to improve your current workstation setup.


Document Holder


Used by persons who do heavy word processing. The choice of the type of document holder and location is dependant on the type of documents viewed and the length of time the documents are viewed.
Risk Factors How to Decrease Risks
The documents are flat on the desk Place documents on a document holder. The documents should be in a position that is easy to reach and does not cause the neck to be in a poor posture.
Documents are frequently transferred and the document holder is beyond arms length Bring the document holder closer to the person; do not use a clip on document holder. Consider placing document holder under monitor if eye correction allows this placement.