October is National Ergonomics Month!

October is National Ergonomics Month and the best way to celebrate is by incorporating ergonomics into your everyday life. You’ll be glad you did!

Try the Magis Spun Chair! Call (352) 392-3647 to set up an appointment.

Tips for New Moves


Visit the following pages on our website for information about working in specific areas:

Ensure you are doing the following:

  • Head level and forward facing
  • Hands, wrists, and forearms flat as possible (not bent up or down)
  • Back is fully supported with appropriate lumbar support when sitting.
  • Feet fully supported by the floor or a footrest
Push your hips as far back as they can go in the chair. Adjust the seat height so your feet are flat on the floor and your knees are equal to, or slightly lower than, your hips.
Move the monitor so your head is level and not tilted up or down. Make sure the top of your computer monitor is at or slightly below eye height, and at an arm’s length distance.
Move the section of the keyboard that most frequently is used, in front of your body. Place the mouse as close as possible to the keyboard.
An armrest essentially carries the weight of the arm so that the shoulders can ‘rest’. Adjust the armrests so that your shoulders are relaxed and elbows are at about 90° angle while typing on a keyboard.
Prolonged sitting can lead to pain and discomfort. Get up and move your body for a few minutes every half hour.

Activities

1. Mobility Mondays
Every Monday at 2:00 p.m. take a quick 10-minute stretching session designed to improve mobility and stretch tight muscles. Presented by GatorCare.

2. Tech Gadget Device
Looking for a tech gadget device (lamps, mouse devices, laptop stand) to improve your ergonomic setup? You can try some here on main campus at EH&S. Call (352)273-2132 or send an email to schedule an appointment.

3. Find the Right Fit
Do you want to find the right fit in an office ergonomic setup (adjustable desks, chairs)? Call (352)273-2132 or send an email to schedule an appointment and try them out in a show room type setting.

4. Let’s Stretch!
Save the dates for each of these 15 minute events and click the title to register.