Ergonomics encompasses the things in the workplace that make you work more efficiently - from chairs and other furniture, lighting, color of the walls, and ambient ambient sounds.

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Do computer glasses reduce eye strain?

I work at a computer for 8 hours a day, with a 30 minute break. There are fluorescent white lights and white walls. My eyes sometimes feel dry, hurt and tired. I've changed the brightness and gamma ...
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Places to look for office chairs made for shorter people

I am 5'4" and find that all of the office chairs at my office are uncomfortable because of my height. My main issue is this: My back can't rest against the back of the chair with the inside of my ...
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Mouse/keyboard ergonomics for a very tall person

I'm fresh out of college and recently started my first full-time job as a software programmer. I started to get some wrist pain, which is somewhat normal (though not good, obviously), so I'm taking ...
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Should I give up my window seat to my more senior , experienced colleague?

Well, An awkward situation at work. We moved into a new office, and I was lucky enough to get a window seat . The first day, the manager just told us to pick our own seats. So I went ahead found a ...
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Sitting for long periods of time hurts my lower back. What can I do? [closed]

I like my job as a programmer but I heard all about the permanent damage that sitting can cause on the lower back. Right now my lower back is annoying me and I cannot focus on my jobĀ­. Some days it is ...
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Can my office manager force me to lower my desk to sitting height at work? [closed]

I've been standing at my desk while I work. I have my monitors propped up on (admittedly silly looking) boxes and my keyboard and mouse too--bringing them to standing height. My office manager (note, ...
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Does using a laptop riser help make workplace more ergonomic? [closed]

I use a laptop (a 13-inch Macbook Pro) for my daily programming work. I've faced some back problems in the past, which I currently address through stretching exercises (via yoga). Is there a way to ...
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Should I bite the bullet and get a standing desk? [closed]

I believe in the benefits of a standing desk, namely, that it's better for you. On a couple occasions I tried sitting on an inflatable ball, but somehow getting the right size and inflation became ...
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What is the best position to keep monitor?

The programs work on monitors day in and day out for near untraceable period to time. What is the best position to keep the monitor?
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Should we turn on or turn off the lights while working? [duplicate]

I get used to work at home in complete darkness, regardless of whether I'm currently gazing at 27' monitor or looking into 13' notebook screen. Recently a friend of mine has told that this is quite ...
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Evidence to convince management the sitting/standing desk is worth the investment? [duplicate]

This question is specifically speaking to the sitting/standing desk movement. This movement has become very popular in the last decade, now that the majority of careers center on computers... and ...
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Why do companies disregard investing in productivity equipment? [closed]

Why do most companies have no special policies for improving productivity on their workplaces, especially in terms of ergonomics? Such improvements are fairly measurable and the return of investment ...
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How do I prevent myself from leaning too close to the monitor? [closed]

Sometimes I get too excited about something I'm doing with my computer and I tend to lean closer and closer to the monitor, though it becomes harder to read and my neck starts hurting. Usually I snap ...
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Chair and Laptop prediciment [duplicate]

I have recently started a new job in which I have been using my own laptop. I have also been given what seems to be a broken chair in that there is no support on the back. When you lean back on it it ...
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Better position of two monitors in the labs [closed]

Here in my lab, all my co-workers have dual monitors in their workstations. They want to know the best position of the monitors, because some guys don't feel comfortable with both monitor aligned at ...
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How do you manage a mass chair purchase?

We are currently investigating new chairs for everyone in our office. We are all heavy laptop users. Most of the advice I've found about chair selection seems aimed at individuals, and highlights ...
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What is the best way to make extended laptop use ergonomic?

Everyone at our place of work uses laptops rather than desktops because of their portability. Recently a few employees have taken to using a combo of laptop stand, keyboard and mouse, citing ergonomic ...
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What criteria should one use to determine the optimal distance and height of the monitor on his or her desk, to ease back conditions?

What criteria should one use to determine the optimal distance and height of the monitor on his or her desk, to prevent chronical back injuries? I suppose that there are some "formulas" how to ...
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What should I look for when buying a desk and chair for computer work?

I'm a programmer and I spend a lot of time at my desk. I now have pain in my neck, back, and hands because of a poor work center. I'm now looking for a new desk and chair. What should I look for? ...
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How do I adjust my workplace to reduce eye strain?

My vision is worse than average for software developers. In addition to accuity (not the subject of this question), one problem I have is light-sensitivity. I find that staring at a computer monitor ...