Computers are wonderful innovations, but did you know that using the computer improperly can actually cause you injury; that use of a keyboard or mouse has been linked to serious injuries or disorders; and, that improper body positioning while using the computer can lead to musculoskeletal disorders (such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, tenosynovitis, and other conditions). Really, the factors that lead to these injuries boils down to improper personal habits that can easily be prevented by changing and developing proper personal habits.
To help get us on the right track, Microsoft has published and provided for FREE a Healthy Computing Guide that explains how these types of injuries can occur while using the computer, and the solutions to prevent these injuries. The guide is not lengthy at all and is a benefit to us all. If you are managing a network, this is an excellent “proactive” resource to circulate amongst your users. You can get it [HERE] .
This guide is designed to help you be more comfortable and productive while using your computer. It may also help you reduce your risk of experiencing painful and disabling injuries or disorders described in the following Health Warning.
Update: The author of 404 Tech Support has provided another great resource on this topic called Comfortable Computing Initiative (Interactive Tools to precisely assist us with creating and planning our workspace). I also encourage you to checkout this article Ergonomics At the Office.