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Office ergonomics

Health and safety in a home workspace

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many workers are working from home. To support this, we have two new resources to help employers and workers reduce the risk of injury in a home workspace.

Setting up your office environment so it’s comfortable and efficient for you is important for preventing musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) such as sprains and strains. Your chair, keyboard, mouse, and monitor are all pieces of office equipment that can have a big impact on your body position. If any of these are not properly adjusted, you could be at risk of injury.

There are a number of ways to reduce the risk of injury from using a computer workstation. For more information, see How to Make Your Workstation Fit You.