Self Assessment Checklist Page of Occupational Health Safety Division Computer Workstations January v COMPUTER WORKSTATIONS Self Assessment Checklist This checklist aims to provide you with a quic PDF document - DocSlides

Self Assessment Checklist Page of Occupational Health  Safety Division Computer Workstations  January  v COMPUTER WORKSTATIONS Self Assessment Checklist This checklist aims to provide you with a quic PDF document - DocSlides

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It is designed to be used in conjunction with the UQ o nline OHS d5774057602576935771857693577185768057347D Computer Workstations Design Adjustment httpwwwuqeduauohspage153556 Worker Name Assessment Date 1 Neck neutral head tilted slightly forward ID: 30836

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Self Assessment Checklist Page of Occupational Health & Safety Division Computer Workstations 15 January 2013, v3 COMPUTER WORKSTATIONS Self Assessment Checklist This checklist aims to provide you with a quick and p ractical approach to optimise comfort, reduce fatigue and prevent injury associated with computer workstation use. It is designed to be used in conjunction with the UQ o nline OH&S dD Computer Workstations: Design & Adjustment => http://www.uq.edu.au/ohs/?page=153556 Worker Name: Assessment Date: 1. Neck neutral; head tilted slightly forward. T op of screen about 15 below eye level. 2. Shoulders relaxed. Upp er arms in line with upper body 3. Elbows stay close to the body. Approximately 90 angle at elbow/forearm 4. Hands, wrists and forearm re neutral, and approximately par allel to the floor. 5. Underside of the elbow is about the same height as the top of the desk forearms supported and resting comfortably. * Adjust your seat height to achieve this. 6. Sit to the back of the seat, with backrest angle at about 90 to the sea 7. Back is fully supported; aim for m aximum contact with the seat backrest . 8. Feet are fully supported / firmly planted on the floor , or a footrest . &. Change posture regularly by stretching, standing, walking & gently mobilising your body. y Is your chair adjustable , comfortable in good condition, and does it have a stable 5 star castor base? Can you adjust the height of your chair so that the underside of your elbow is about the same height as the top of your desk with forearms parallel to the floor and comfortably supported during mousing/keying? When working at your computer, are your shoulders relaxed and upper arms close to your body? Are you able to position your chair close enough to the desk to obtain com fortable forearm support on your desk, and effective back support from your chair? If your chair has armrests, can they be height adjusted to allow you to position your chair close to the desk? If your chair has armrests, do they permit your shoulders and arms to remain relaxed and not elevated ? Do the armrests allow your elbows to remain close to your body, and allow freedom of movement? Are you able to adjust your chair backres t height so that your lower back is supported by th e curved part of the backrest, and backrest angle so you have about a 90 angle at the hip/thigh junction? When your seat height i s adjusted correctly for elbow height i.e. the underside of your elbow is about the same height as the top of your desk , are your feet fully supported on the floor or on a footrest, and are your thighs approximately parallel to the floor? Are you able to sit comfortably in your chair without feeling pressure from the chair seat on either the back of your thighs or behind your knees? y Does your desk height enable you to adjust your chair to achi eve a comfortable working posture Is the depth and overall size of your desk sufficient so that you are able to organise your workspace without requiring excessive twisting, reaching or awkward upper body positioning while working Do you have enough space beneath your desk to position your chair correctly and move your legs? If a keyboard insert (i.e. height adjustable keyboard mouse surface s used, is it stable, and large enough to accommodate both the mouse and the keyboard? If a keyboard i nsert exists but is not in use, have the supports been removed and the insert secured professionally to ensure a stable work surface, without unnecessary under desk interference?
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Self Assessment Checklist Page of Occupational Health & Safety Division Computer Workstations 15 January 2013, v3 y Does the design of your keyboard/m ouse combination enable you to keep your arms close to your body and work in a relaxed, neutral posture during keyboard/mouse use? Are your mouse, keyboard or other input devices suited to your work activities, and hand size dominance? Is your keyboard angle adjusted (e.g. flat on the desk; legs down) so that your hands and wrists are in a relaxed, neutral posture while typing? (U pward bend ing of the wrist with highly angled keyboards can cause strain). Are your keyboard and input device (e.g. mouse ; usb keypad ) on the same level? Are regularly used items within easy reach? Is your work surface layout designed to encourage you to share your tasks between your right and left side to avoid overuse of your dominant arm/hand? y Is the top of your computer screen about 15 below eye level, and is the screen able to be tilted slightly upwards to mirror gaze angle? When you are sitting comfortably, is your monitor placed directly in front of your body so that you do not have to twist your neck/head or body to view the screen? Is the screen at a reading distan ce that enables you to sit close to the desk edge in upright posture If you are using 2 or more monitors, are they positioned to minimise excessive head/neck/body twisting e.g. centrally if both monitors are used equally? If you wear progressive lenses, bifocals or trifocals are you able to view your s creen without tilting your head backward in an awkward position Are you able to adjust your computer monitor (e.g. position in relation to lights/windows; brightness contra st settings) to ensure sharp, clear and glare free viewing? y If you regularly view hard copy documents during computer work, do you have a document holder that enables you to work without hav ing to bend or twist your neck /head excessively to view them? If you have a document holder, are you able to easily adjust the height, distance and angle to accommodate your range of desk based activities? If you use your telephone frequently or for extended periods while using your computer, do you have a hands free function or telephone headset? y Are light levels, glare and reflectance appropriate for you to comfortably view your desk/computer work? Do you take frequent, short breaks ( 2 minutes every 30 ) and alternate your work activities during the day? Are keyboard shortcut used to minimise excess ive and/or repetitive mouse work? Are sufficient power points , internet ports and phone connections and electrical cords available , and of sufficient length, to ensure your equipment and workstation accessories can be position optimally If you answered to any of th e above questions, please contact your Supervisor and/or your local Safety Coordinator to assist you to optimise your workstation functionality and comfort. Questions? Contact the Occupational Health & Safety Division for assistance, Jolene Cooper (Ergonomics & Rehabilitation Officer) Phone: 336 2341 Email: j.cooper8@uq.edu.au

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