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Office Health Hazard

OFFICE HEALTH HAZARDS Although office equipment and technology, like computers and desk chairs, are essential to the workplace, incorrect usage may have unexpected health implications KEYBOARD INCORRECT POSITION CORRECT POSITION After hours of typing-away on a keyboard, your body begins to feel the effects. Typing is a skill that requires a certain position in order to avoid ailments like carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive stress injuries. WHAT IS A CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME? SAMENT RANSVERSE CARPAL AREA OF PAIN AND NUMBNESS CARPAL BONES MEDIAN NERVE TRANSVERSE nerve compression CARPAL LIGAMENT The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway on the palm side of your wrist made up of bones and ligaments. The median nerve, which controls sensation and movement in the thumb and first three fingers, runs through this passage- way along with tendons to the fingers and thumb. When it's pinched or com- pressed, the result is numbness, tingling, weakness, or pain in the hand, called carpal tunnel syndrome. Here are a few tips that can help reducę the chance of developing carpal tunnel syndrome: EXERCISE YOUR HANDS. USE GOOD POSTURE. USE ERGONOMIC KEYBOARD AND MOUSE. ENSURE PROPER POSITIONING. VIEWING DISTANCE 18-24 “ VIEWING ANGLE WRIST BEND 20° WRIST STRAIGHT SEAT BACK ANGLE 90° KNEE ANGLE 90° FEET ON FLOOR

Office Health Hazard

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