Standing Desk Ergonomics

by David Roberts July 30, 2015

Varidesk NZ


Posture When using a standing workstation, keep your legs, torso, neck and head approximately in line and vertical.

Desk Choose a desk that will allow you to keep your wrists straight and your hands at or slightly below the level of your elbows. Don't use books or boards to change the height of your desk.

Monitor Place the monitor directly in front of you, about an arm's length away. The top of the screen should be at or slightly below eye level. Position your monitor so that the brightest light source is to the side.  

Keyboard and mouse Place your mouse and keyboard within easy reach and on the same surface. While typing or using your mouse, keep your wrists straight, your upper arms close to your body, and your hands at or slightly below the level of your elbows

Key objects Keep key objects — such as your telephone, stapler or printed materials — close to your body to prevent excessive stretching.

Headset If you frequently talk on the phone and type or write at the same time, use a headset rather than cradling the phone between your head and neck. Experiment with various styles until you find the headset that works best for you.





David Roberts
David Roberts

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Katherine is one of the Directors of VARIDESK New Zealand. She has a passion for health and wellness in the workplace and helping others to enjoy the benefits of a standing desk.


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