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 Healthy Computing: Assess the Ergonomics 
The following is one in an ongoing series of columns entitled Healthy Computing Tips by . View all columns in series
Optimize your performance and prevent computer-related injuries with Healthy Computing Email Tips. Each week we provide hints to help you stay healthier while working.

If you work at San Francisco State University request a free ergonomic assessment of your SFSU workstation by an Ergonomic Safety Program coach. Contact: Environmental Health and Occupational Safety at 338-1449.

"The reasonable man changes himself to fit the conditions of the environment. The unreasonable man changes the conditions of the environment to fit him. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man." ---George Bernard Shaw

Assess your own workstation or know what to look for when you buy new workstation equipment. Discomfort is significantly reduced when you ASSESS THE ERGONOMICS.


Do a self-assessment using the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration's (OSHA) Ergonomic Check List. This check list helps identify ergonomic factors that may need improvement in order to create a safe and comfortable computer workstation. If you are planning to replace or purchase new equipment, use OHSA's Checklist Purchasing Guide. The checklists and suggestions to improve the computer workstation can be downloaded from:

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Erik Peper, Ph.D. is an international authority on biofeedback and self-regulation. He is Professor and Co-Director of the Institute for Holistic Healing Studies, Department of Health Education, at San Francisco......moreErik Peper PhD
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