Workplace Safety

Use these workplace safety tips and you'll be on your way toward improving safety in the workplace.

Health and safety at your desk

Chair

  • It should accommodate your size.
  • The seat should have cushioning and rounded edges.
  • Armrests should support both forearms but shouldn't interfere with movement.

Monitor

  • It should be directly in front of you so you don't have to twist your head or neck.
  • It should be at or directly below eye level.
  • You should be able to read what's displayed on the monitor without twisting or stretching.
  • No glare should be present, which can cause you to assume an awkward position.

Keyboard and input device (mouse or trackball)

  • The input device should be located next to the keyboard so no reaching is necessary.
  • Wrists and hands should not rest on a sharp edge.