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Working at a Computer

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“Computer Workstations.” eTools. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. 01 Nov. 2006 <http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/computerworkstations/index.html> This site provides thorough ergonomic-related information on body position, workstation components, and workplace environment. Concepts are well-illustrated with diagrams and photographs. A printable checklist allows you to evaluate your own situation. “Additional References” (at http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/computerworkstations/adtnl_matrls.html) lists several other ergonomics sites on the Web.
Hedge, Alan. “10 Tips for Using a Computer Mouse.” CUErgo: Cornell University Ergonomics Web. 9 Feb. 2006. Cornell Human Factors and Ergonomics Research Group (CHFERG). 01 Nov. 2006 <http://ergo.human.cornell.edu/cumousetips.html> Alan Hedge, a professor in Cornell University’s Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, has published this set of guidelines for using a mouse or other pointing device with your computer. This is a basic text-only webpage but includes some links to commercial websites that sell some of the products Hedge mentions.
Mayo Clinic Staff. “Eyestrain and Your Computer Screen: Tips for Getting Relief.” MayoClinic.com: Tools for Healthier Lives. 12 July 2006. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. 01 Nov. 2006 <http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/eyestrain/WL00060> This article identifies common symptoms of eyestrain and then suggests habits individuals can develop to reduce eyestrain as well as workstation changes to allieviate eyestrain.
“Stretching – At the Workstation.” OSH Answers. 12 Dec. 2002. Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. 01 Nov. 2006 <http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/ergonomics/office/stretching.html> Provides stretches for different muscles (in categories such as hands and arms or neck and shoulders) that can be done while seated at the computer, illustrated with diagrams.

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