Good ergonomics is extremely important in the health of your muscles, joints and spine. The benefits of good ergonomics at your work desk can help tremendously. Preventing back pain and muscle fatigue can be as simple as making some small changes to your workstation. This includes the placement of your monitor. Diamond Ergonomics can help prevent musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2013, MSD cases accounted for 33% of all worker injury and illness cases*. Examples of musculoskeletal disorders include, muscle strains and lower back injuries. *osha.gov/SLTC/ergonomics
Poor Ergonomics May Lead to Worker Injury
Poor ergonomics in a computer intensive environment can lead to fatigue and discomfort. As a result, this can lead to less productivity. One of the best ways to alleviate pain and discomfort is with the addition of a monitor mount to your workstation. It is designed to ensure the correct position of your monitor in any computer-intensive environment.
Good ergonomic posture improves work productivity. In addition, it also promotes a more comfortable work space and a healthy spine.
What is the Proper Monitor Position?
The correct monitor height and position can vary greatly among individuals. but there are some guidelines one can follow. First of all, the monitor should be directly in front of the user. The top of the viewing area of your monitor should be at, or below eye level. Secondly, consider that the monitor should be 18” to 36” inches from your eyes. However, if uncertain, you can determine the correct distance by placing the monitor equal to the width of the monitor. For example, if your monitor is 27” inches wide, you can place it at least 27” inches away from your eyes. Likewise, if the monitor is placed too high or too low, back and neck problems can occur. As a result, if the monitor is placed too far or too close, eye-strain can occur.
Poor Monitor Position Can Lead to Problems
Improper monitor height can lead to aches and pains of the neck and back. As a result, these problems can result in many hours of lost productivity. Thousands of dollars in healthcare and worker’s compensation costs can be lost. Therefore, Diamond Multimedia offers ergonomic monitor mounts to help reduce these problems that may occur.