Safe Work Practices

Microbreaks

It is important to integrate movement into your routine and avoid prolonged and/or awkward postures. Aim to alternate your posture every 20-30 minutes for 2-3 minutes.

Why are microbreaks so important? Taking frequent breaks will aide in reducing ergonomic injury risk by promoting blood flow and allowing you to regain focus on proper postures. Microbreaks are simple… walk to the printer, stand up for phone calls or frequently get refreshments.

Minimize Mouse Usage

The mouse can be a culprit for wrist discomfort but by minimizing your mouse usage, you reduce the risk for an ergonomic related injury. Mouse usage can be minimized by mousing with your non-dominant hand (mouse left handed when you typically are right handed) or utilize keyboard shortcuts.