Avoiding Pain and Fatigue

Be mindful of ergonomics when working long hours at a desk. Proper use of ergonomics can help you avoid back pain and fatigue. Start by positioning your arms so that they are bent at a 90 degree angle. Adjust the height of your monitor so that your eyes are level with the top of it. Keep your feet flat on the floor in front of you.  Use a desk chair that keeps your arms close to your body.  Position your monitor that it's not in direct sunlight.  Use a headset or earphones for better audio. Consider using a standup desk or getting up for frequent walks. For more information, read the ABA's article about law office ergonomics and Findlaw's tips for staying pain free. Also visit OSHA's Ergonomics website for additional articles.


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