Prevent Computer Injuries

computerIn order to have a comfortable and safe workstation, your must achieve proper positioning of your mouse and keyboard. To reduce your risk of injury, keep your computer mouse and keyboard at the same height. Poor placement of either can lead to musculoskeletal disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis.*

In addition to properly placing your mouse and keyboard at your desk, make an effort not to rest your hand on your mouse when you’re not using it. Consider purchasing a keyboard tray that holds your mouse as well, which will provide a more comfortable angle for your wrist when typing and clicking at the computer.

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