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How to use your computer safely


Setting up your work area

Let’s start by looking at your computer and how to organise it so that it’s comfortable and safe for you. It’s worth taking a few minutes to set everything up properly before you start work so that you don’t run the risk of causing yourself any injury by using the equipment incorrectly.

It is important to use relevant health and safety practices while working at your computer. These practices include regular exercise, correct setting up of your workstation, visibility, lighting and power access.

Constant use of the hand-operated computer mouse and repetitive keyboard activity can contribute to injuries associated with Occupational Overuse Syndrome (OOS).

(OOS is when you have constant pain in your muscles, tendons and other soft tissues, often caused by overuse of a keyboard.)

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Page last updated 09 September 2010

How to use your computer safely
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