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Working From Home: 3 Easy Adjustments for an Ergonomic Workspace at Home

Working From Home: 3 Easy Adjustments for an Ergonomic Workspace at Home

Working From Home: 3 Easy Adjustments for an Ergonomic Setup at Home

Are you looking for ways to better adjust to working from home this year? If you’re improvising with an at-home workspace, you should make sure this space is safe and efficient for your workdays.

Remote Worker Ergonomics AssessmentTo do so, the ergonomics experts at Solutions Northwest Inc. have put together some quick ideas that can help you with your ergonomics at home. Optimizing your workspace will allow for comfort and effectiveness so that you can stay productive while working from home.

1. Start with your desk.

If you’ve been improving and using your kitchen table or counter as a desk, you may want to consider investing in a real desk this year. An ergonomic desk setup at home can help you avoid posture issues or back and neck pain. Make sure your desk allows you to comfortably fit your legs underneath so that you are not crowded or bumping into anything. 

Make sure your desk is the right height so that your mouse and keyboard are at elbow height when you are seated. To find the best desk height for you, sit comfortably at your desk and put your arms down naturally at your sides. Then, bend your elbows outward as if you were typing to find the right work surface height for you. 

If you’re having trouble choosing the right desk for you, consider having a virtual ergonomics assessment done for your workplace. This option is affordable and could save you money in the long run by helping you choose the most optimal desk for your work.

2. Re-evaluate your home office laptop setup. 

While laptops are a popular work from home option due to their ability to transport with ease, laptops tend not to be the best in terms of ergonomics. This is because the laptop keyboard and screen are connected which doesn’t allow for much customization or rearranging.

However, there are still a few things you can do to improve the ergonomics of your laptop, such as investing in an ergonomic mouse and keyboard and a monitor to connect to your laptop. 

This will allow you to use a laptop in a similar fashion as a desktop computer.

3. Monitor your screens. 

If you use multiple monitors, you will want to be mindful of how you place them on your desk. Monitors should be at or slightly below eye level so that you can keep your neck straight and still see the screen. Bend your monitor up or down if you find that you are bending your neck up and down to observe your monitor. 

Your monitors should also be an arm’s length away from you so that you can see the whole screen at once. This allows you to view the screen without moving your head. You may also want to adjust the tilt of your monitor to avoid glares and get the right head positioning. 

Read our recent blog: The Ergonomic Way to Sit at Your Desk and View Your Monitor

Ergonomics at home is just as important as ergonomics in an office setting.

As a remote worker, your home workstation may not be traditional, but you can still work to achieve the proper ergonomics at home. If you haven’t paid too much attention to your at-home work setup, your body and your productivity could be taking a hit. Use these tips to improve your home office today.  

Are you looking for a way to improve your home office workspace? Contact us today an affordable virtual ergonomics assessment.  All you need is access to e-mail or a smart phone.

Have a specific question about home office ergonomics? Contact the ergonomics experts at SolutionsNW.com, we will be happy to help you!

At SolutionsNW.com we value the importance of a positive workplace culture. Part of a positive workplace is a safe workplace, Contact Us to schedule an ergonomics consultation or ergonomics assessment for your office today.

Subscribe to our ergonomics blog for more ergonomics tips from Solutions Northwest Inc., ergonomics evaluations available on-site at: Seattle, WA, Tacoma, WA, Olympia, WA, Vancouver, WA, Kent, WA Renton, WA, Beaverton, OR, Portland, OR, Salem, OR, San Diego, CA, Carlsbad, CA, La Jolla, CA, Irvine, CA, Costa Mesa, CA, Newport Beach, CA.

Virtual Ergonomics Assessment available nationwide!

Contact the Ergonomics Experts at Solutions Northwest Inc. Below:

Multiple Locations

Corporate Office: 120 State Ave. NE #397
Olympia, WA 98501
Business Hours: 8am-5pm M-F
Corporate FAX: 360-866-4773
Email: Info@solutionsnw.com

San Diego, CA

877-976-9462

Olympia, WA

360-236-8748

Portland/Salem, OR

503-768-9742

Seattle, WA

206-521-5676

Contact our Ergonomics Experts

Choosing the Right Ergonomic Furniture for Your Home Office Setup

Choosing the Right Ergonomic Furniture for Your Home Office Setup

Choosing the Right Ergonomic Furniture for Your Home Office Setup

If you work from home, it may start to feel like you live at your desk. Especially if you’re a new remote worker due to the pandemic.

It is likely you will be working from home for a while, so be sure to invest in some ergonomic furniture for your home office space. Ergonomic furniture will allow you to work from home in comfort and even improve your work productivity.

In this blog, our ergonomics experts will help you decide on some great ergonomic office furniture for your home office setup.

Remote Worker Ergonomics AssessmentChoosing the right ergonomic chair.

Since you’re likely to be sitting a lot, the first thing you’ll need to buy is an adjustable, ergonomic chair for your home office. While every home workstation is different, below are a few features every ergonomic chair should have.

The features of a good ergonomic work chair include a good backrest that can support your back throughout the day. The back of your chair should extend from the shoulders to the seat as well as curve to support the lower back and lumbar spine.

A good ergonomic chair will also have adjustability features. For example, your chair should have adjustable armrests that evenly support your arms while you work. Your ergonomic chair should also be able to adjust in height. Height adjustment is important to ensure that you are at eye level with your computer monitor. Height adjustment will also prevent your neck from staying at an uncomfortable angle.

Sitting in a chair with a good back helps prevent injury to your spine and promotes excellent posture. You will experience less back and shoulder pain sitting in a ergonomic chair with good support.

Once you have your ergonomic chair, be sure to read our blog about the perfect sitting posture for viewing your computer monitor.

Every setup is different, so be sure to contact an ergonomics consultant for more help.

Choosing the right ergonomic desk.

After you have chosen the right chair for your ergonomic home office setup, it’s time to start thinking about options for your ergonomic desk.

There are a few key elements you will need to consider before choosing the right desk for your home office setup. Some of these elements include the equipment space (keyboard mount, space for your mousepad, etc.) and other aspects like available leg clearance between your desk and chair. Additionally, you will need to consider the height of your desk to ensure your monitor is at eye-level, whether you’re sitting or standing.

Having a desk that can adjust may help but getting it perfect may be a bit tricky. We must suggest that you look into getting an ergonomics assessment to decide what works best for you.

You may also want to consider investing in a standing desk. While there has been a healthy debate about sitting versus standing at work, it seems a healthy balance between the two is key. A standing desk will allow you to have variety during your workday, as you can choose to alternate between sitting and standing while you work.

Consider investing in an ergonomics assessment for your home office setup.

Your furniture selection may vary based on things like body size, height, right- or left-handedness. The best way to ensure your home office setup is comfortable and productive is to hire an ergonomics consultant. Due to the pandemic, companies like Solutions Northwest Inc. have setup virtual ergonomic assessments for remote workers.

A virtual ergonomics assessment will allow you to assess your needs from the comfort of your home office. All you need is access to a phone or e-mail. Generally, this is an affordable option either for yourself or your employees and it will pay off with a more productive and pain free workday.

Investing in your home office ergonomics leads to a happier and healthier workday.

The foundation of every home office setup is investing in good, reliable, ergonomic furniture. You’re likely to be using your home office for at least 8 hours a day, so you’ll need to make sure you pay close attention to your home office setup.

When you’re comfortable, happy, and pain-free – your work becomes much easier. If you’re ready to invest in your home office setup, contact us today for a virtual ergonomics assessment.

And if you’re looking for more tips on how to create an ergonomic workspace contact the ergonomics experts at SolutionsNW.com and we will be happy to help you!

At SolutionsNW.com we value the importance of a positive workplace culture. Part of a positive workplace is a safe workplace, Contact Us to schedule an ergonomics consultation or ergonomics assessment for your office today.

Subscribe to our ergonomics blog for more ergonomics tips from Solutions Northwest Inc., ergonomics evaluations available on-site at: Seattle, WA, Tacoma, WA, Olympia, WA, Vancouver, WA, Kent, WA Renton, WA, Beaverton, OR, Portland, OR, Salem, OR, San Diego, CA, Carlsbad, CA, La Jolla, CA, Irvine, CA, Costa Mesa, CA, Newport Beach, CA.

Virtual Ergonomics Assessment available nationwide!

Contact the Ergonomics Experts at Solutions Northwest Inc. Below:

Multiple Locations

Corporate Office: 120 State Ave. NE #397
Olympia, WA 98501
Business Hours: 8am-5pm M-F
Corporate FAX: 360-866-4773
Email: Info@solutionsnw.com

San Diego, CA

877-976-9462

Olympia, WA

360-236-8748

Portland/Salem, OR

503-768-9742

Seattle, WA

206-521-5676

Contact our Ergonomics Experts

Ergonomic Mouse and Keyboard Review: Goldtouch Go!2 Mobile Keyboard and FlexMouse

Ergonomic Mouse and Keyboard Review: Goldtouch Go!2 Mobile Keyboard and FlexMouse

Ergonomic Mouse and Keyboard Review: Goldtouch Go!2 Mobile Keyboard and FlexMouse

Remote Worker Ergonomics AssessmentBy Janet DeLapp
MS, CDMS, CPDM, CPE

Whether you have been working remotely or have an office job, you are likely spending a lot of time typing on a keyboard and using a mouse in the modern workplace.

Frequently composing emails, writing documents, or just browsing the web can cause strain on your hands and wrists. If your work requires you to use a keyboard and a mouse, investing in an ergonomic device may be a great option.

Our ergonomics consultants have recently had a chance to review the Goldtouch Go!2 Mobile Keyboard and FlexMouse.

Below is a quick review:

The Goldtouch Go!2 Mobile keyboard is very comfortable to use and it is easily adaptable to multiple users by changing the amount that it splits and tents up.

It is ideal for traveling given its size and that it folds up into a compact square. This can be tucked away in any bag or case. The keys were responsive and gave good feedback. It is fantastic that this is a wireless device, this makes it so much more flexible. This would be ideal for kids as well.

The official product description describes the devices as “sleek, slim and lightweight, the Goldtouch Go!2 Mobile Keyboard is the perfect work and travel companion for the on-the-go worker. Unlike other travel ergonomic keyboards, which sacrifice comfort for convenience, the Goldtouch Go!2 Mobile Keyboards feature full-sized keys that are silent, fast and responsive.

Adjusts from 0º to 30º along the horizontal and vertical planes, allowing you to find the perfect position that fits your body type. Ergonomic comfort and precision: Features a scissor-switch system for fluid, silent keystrokes with tactile feedback. Built for convenience: From airplane tray tables to hotel desks, this slim keyboard fits neatly within even the smallest spaces. Additionally, this keyboard folds to a compact size for even greater travel convenience.”

The Goldtouch FlexMouse was great given the different sizes it provides.

This mouse would be a good fit for just about everyone. It also has a good feel and smooth operation. The official product description says this ergonomic mouse “takes the guess work out of selecting the perfect mouse. Four interchangeable mousing backs, ranging from Small to X-Large, will fit the smallest to the largest hands.

The additional attachments do not have to go unused. Smaller attachments can be used for tasks that require more precision, whereas larger attachments can be used for general use to maximize comfort.

No more muscle fatigue: The FlexMouse moves your wrist into an ideal 24 degree angle, eliminating the discomfort caused by wrist pronation. A thumb cushion encourages a more comfortable grip. Over-sized buttons: Your fingers can easily click without overly bending the interphalangeal joints, reducing arthritic discomfort. Bluetooth technology: Just pair the mouse with your Mac or PC and you’ll be ready to mouse, wherever you are. Better comfort, flexibility, and control are at your fingertips with the Goldtouch FlexMouse.”

Consider an Ergonomic Mouse and Keyboard For a More Productive Workday.

If you’re ready to upgrade your home office, an ergonomic mouse and keyboard is a great start. If you want to take the next step, consider investing in a virtual ergonomics assessment from an expert.

 Solutions Northwest Inc. is now offering affordable Virtual Ergonomics Assessments specifically for remote workers (all you need is access to e-mail or a smart phone).

Looking for More Tips on How to Create an Ergonomic Workspace? Contact us at SolutionsNW.com, we will be happy to help you!

At SolutionsNW.com we value the importance of a positive workplace culture. Part of a positive workplace is a safe workplace, Contact Us to schedule an ergonomics consultation or ergonomics assessment for your office today.

Subscribe to our ergonomics blog for more ergonomics tips from Solutions Northwest Inc., ergonomics evaluations available on-site at: Seattle, WA, Tacoma, WA, Olympia, WA, Vancouver, WA, Kent, WA Renton, WA, Beaverton, OR, Portland, OR, Salem, OR, San Diego, CA, Carlsbad, CA, La Jolla, CA, Irvine, CA, Costa Mesa, CA, Newport Beach, CA.

Virtual Ergonomics Assessment available nationwide!

Contact the Ergonomics Experts at Solutions Northwest Inc. Below:

Multiple Locations

Corporate Office: 120 State Ave. NE #397
Olympia, WA 98501
Business Hours: 8am-5pm M-F
Corporate FAX: 360-866-4773
Email: Info@solutionsnw.com

San Diego, CA

877-976-9462

Olympia, WA

360-236-8748

Portland/Salem, OR

503-768-9742

Seattle, WA

206-521-5676

Contact our Ergonomics Experts

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Working from Home

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Working from Home

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Working From Home

Before COVID-19, only 7% of Americans worked from home regularly. In May of 2020, more than 60% of employees worked remotely. If you’re working from home, it’s probably a new experience for you.

Because of this, you may be struggling to balance your workload with your new work dynamic. Read on for 5 common mistakes to avoid when working fromRemote Worker Ergonomics Assessment home from the Ergonomics Experts at Solutions Northwest Inc.

1. Working in your pajamas.

We’re not suggesting that being comfortable at work is a problem. But staying in your pajamas can make you feel more tired, more relaxed, and less engaged when you’re on the clock.

There’s a significant amount of value to our mental health when we shower, put on clean clothes, and prepare for the day. Don’t be tempted to skip these important routines in an effort to sleep in later.

You’ll feel better and more productive if you’re clean and dressed before clocking in.

2. Not taking breaks while working remotely.

When you’re working from home and your laptop is easily accessible, it can be easy to continue working or checking messages during your lunch break or after 5:00.

This is not recommended. First of all, it can be detrimental to your eyes to spend that much time looking at a screen without taking regular breaks. It can also start to take a toll on your body and lead to injury.

But it’s also detrimental to your work-life balance. Taking a full, committed break occasionally will help you be more productive when you’re actually on the clock.

3. Failing to figure out how to work around your children.

Without the regular resources for childcare available to working parents, balancing work and children can be especially difficult.

If you have young children that need supervision throughout the day while they are home consider setting pre-determined “shifts” with a partner so that you can take turns being in charge of the kids.

When it’s not your turn you can really plug into work and complete some of your most essential tasks. When you’re on duty with the kids, you can passively work on little projects that can be interrupted if necessary.

4. Not setting up a proper office or workstation.

When you’re working from home, there’s nothing preventing you from setting your computer on your lap while you sit in bed. And while that might not be a problem for a day or two, over a long period of time it will be terrible for your back.

Consider investing a little bit of your paycheck into some comfortable, ergonomic furniture if you don’t already have some. This will help you maintain your physical health. You should consider giving a call to your boss or human resources as well, they may cover the cost for you.

You’ll want a desk, ergonomic chair, laptop stand, keyboard, etc. Most people don’t have access to a dedicated room they can use for a home office, so just try to find a comfortable place in your home that’s relatively quiet. If you can set up near a window, that’s even better.

If your employer hasn’t already done so, get a Virtual Ergonomics Assessments to ensure that your remote workspace is setup perfectly.

5. Disconnecting with co-workers while working remotely.

When you’re not sitting down the hall from your fellow coworkers, it can be easy to discontinue socializing with them. But maintaining those relationships is an important part of your employment.

Consider setting up “lunch calls” where you join your co-workers occasionally for a zoom meeting over lunch where you talk about non-work related things and catch up on each other’s lives.

Invest in your remote workstation now, as you may be working remotely for a while.

Working from home isn’t a trend that will disappear with the pandemic.

It’s likely going to be a part of many tech-related jobs far beyond the coronavirus. Now is the time to invest in yourself and make your work-from-home experience productive and valuable.

If you’re ready to upgrade your home office, get started with a virtual ergonomics assessment here.

As always, consider getting an ergonomics assessment of your home office setup from an expert. Solutions Northwest Inc. are now offering affordable Virtual Ergonomics Assessments specifically for remote workers (all you need is access to e-mail or a smart phone).

Looking for More Tips on How to Create an Ergonomic Workspace? Contact us at SolutionsNW.com, we will be happy to help you!

At SolutionsNW.com we value the importance of a positive workplace culture. Part of a positive workplace is a safe workplace, Contact Us to schedule an ergonomics consultation or ergonomics assessment for your office today.

Subscribe to our ergonomics blog for more ergonomics tips from Solutions Northwest Inc., ergonomics evaluations available on-site at: Seattle, WA, Tacoma, WA, Olympia, WA, Vancouver, WA, Kent, WA Renton, WA, Beaverton, OR, Portland, OR, Salem, OR, San Diego, CA, Carlsbad, CA, La Jolla, CA, Irvine, CA, Costa Mesa, CA, Newport Beach, CA.

Virtual Ergonomics Assessment available nationwide!

Contact the Ergonomics Experts at Solutions Northwest Inc. Below:

Multiple Locations

Corporate Office: 120 State Ave. NE #397
Olympia, WA 98501
Business Hours: 8am-5pm M-F
Corporate FAX: 360-866-4773
Email: Info@solutionsnw.com

San Diego, CA

877-976-9462

Olympia, WA

360-236-8748

Portland/Salem, OR

503-768-9742

Seattle, WA

206-521-5676

Contact our Ergonomics Experts

The Importance of Setting Up an Ergonomic Workstation at Home

The Importance of Setting Up an Ergonomic Workstation at Home

The Importance of Setting Up an Ergonomic Workstation at Home

In today’s day and age of remote working and home offices, having an ergonomic workstation at home has never been important. 

If you want to ensure that you’re taking care of your body, you’re going to want to consider the ergonomics of your workstation. 

To help, our ergonomics experts are shining a light on why setting up an ergonomic workspace is important and how to go about creating one for yourself. 

Remote Worker Ergonomics AssessmentErgonomics in your home office for physical health. 

Did you know that some 16 million American adults suffer from chronic back pain? 

Without a proper workspace, it’s safe to say that your back will suffer at one point or another. When we consider how much time we spend working, it’s easy to see how this could unfold. 

Ergonomics helps to prevent muscle musculoskeletal injuries from happening as a result of your workplace setup. This takes into account how anything from your seating to your desk will affect your back, your neck and even your eyesight. The goal is to put as little physical stress on your body throughout your workday as possible. 

Comfort level impacts your engagement and productivity.

In addition to your physical health, an ergonomic workspace is also going to benefit your mind. 

When your physical body is at ease, you’ll find that you’re more engaged in your work tasks. As a result, your productivity will increase as well as your happiness. Suddenly, your body and mind are no longer in pain from hours of screen time. 

Consider a standing desk.

To start making your workstation more ergonomic, let’s start with your desk.

If you’re working with a traditional sitting desk, it’s time to consider a standing desk. Even switching between a sitting and a standing desk will do wonders for your back and your neck. 

You can switch between sitting and standing each half-hour. This is great for elongating your spine and encouraging blood flow throughout the workday. 

If you’re unsure about what will work best for you, invest in an ergonomics assessment which can now be done virtually with companies like Solutions Northwest Inc.

Invest in your office chair.

Next, it’s time to talk about your office chair.

While your dining room chair is getting the job done, it’s not helping your back pain. This is why choosing an adjustable and supportive ergonomic chair is crucial. It should be at the correct height and provide good lumbar support.

As a simple rule, you want your elbows to be bent at 90 degrees when typing on your computer or using your mouse. 

For some specific  advice on an ergonomic chair, contact an ergonomics consultant for an assessment.

Align your equipment properly.

You are going to want to be directly in front of your computer monitor and your keyboard. 

Many people have their computer monitor placed too low or too high. To correctly align your monitor, you want your monitor to be at eye level and an arm’s length away. This helps to keep your neck properly aligned and prevents your back from slouching. 

Check out our guide on the perfect monitor height and setup here: “The Ergonomic Way to Sit at Your Desk and View Your Monitor”.

Contact an ergonomics consultant for a virtual ergonomics assessment of your home office.

If you want to be productive, happy and healthy throughout the workday, having an ergonomic workstation assessment is a must. Due to social distancing and COVID-19 restrictions, companies like Solutions Northwest Inc. are now offering affordable virtual ergonomics assessments. This is an investment every remote worker should make.

This is the best way to ensure that you’re turning in your best work and not having to compromise your mind and your health. If you want to take your work-from-home routine seriously, it’s crucial to start with your workspace. 

Do you need a virtual ergonomics assessment?

The ergonomics experts at Solutions Northwest Inc. are now offering affordable Virtual Ergonomics Assessments specifically for remote workers (all you need is access to e-mail or a smart phone).

Looking for More Tips on How to Create an Ergonomic Workspace? Contact us at SolutionsNW.com, we will be happy to help you!

At SolutionsNW.com we value the importance of a positive workplace culture. Part of a positive workplace is a safe workplace, Contact Us to schedule an ergonomics consultation or ergonomics assessment for your office today.

Subscribe to our ergonomics blog for more ergonomics tips from Solutions Northwest Inc., ergonomics evaluations available in: Seattle, WA, Tacoma, WA, Olympia, WA, Vancouver, WA, Kent, WA Renton, WA, Beaverton, OR, Portland, OR, Salem, OR, San Diego, CA, Carlsbad, CA, La Jolla, CA, Irvine, CA, Costa Mesa, CA, Newport Beach, CA.

Contact the Ergonomics Experts at Solutions Northwest Inc. Below:

Multiple Locations

Corporate Office: 120 State Ave. NE #397
Olympia, WA 98501
Business Hours: 8am-5pm M-F
Corporate FAX: 360-866-4773
Email: Info@solutionsnw.com

San Diego, CA

877-976-9462

Olympia, WA

360-236-8748

Portland/Salem, OR

503-768-9742

Seattle, WA

206-521-5676

Contact our Ergonomics Experts

5 Quick Tips to Improve the Ergonomics of your Home Office Workstation

5 Quick Tips to Improve the Ergonomics of your Home Office Workstation

5 Quick Tips to Improve the Ergonomics of your Home Office Workstation

Are you one of the many people now working from home? Or, have you been working remotely for a while? Making sure that you have a good ergonomic workstation setup is crucial to job success.

If you’re just getting started and used to working from home, you might be at a loss about a proper workstation. Making sure you’re able to work well and safely should not be ignored just because you’re in the comfort of your own home.
Remote Worker Ergonomics Assessment
Below are 5 quick tips from the ergonomics consultants at Solutions Northwest Inc.

1. Location, location, location!

The very first decision to make regarding working from home is where you will have the room to work. Do you have a good spare room that can be turned into an office? Maybe you already have an office space and it just needs a more ergonomic workstation setup to help improve your experience.

You’ll want a good ergonomic desk for comfort, good home office lighting, and a space that helps you focus. Finding a bit of quiet can be important to productivity, so make sure it is a space you are comfortable in but also one you aren’t going to be distracted working in.

Even better, if you have a spare room with a window, then we’d recommend placing your desk nearby. The natural light will be great for your mood and it’s not often that people get to say they have a desk with a view! You just don’t want the window causing glare or directly behind the computer monitor.

2. Mind your eye level.

When setting up your computer and desk for ergonomics, you’ll want to make sure the top edge of the screen is at eye level. Adjust your chair, your desk, or your monitor so that you aren’t straining your neck when staring at a screen. 

Be sure to read our blog on the perfect computer monitor setup here.

3. Protect your wrists.

As with a monitor at eye level, you want to have your wrists and forearms able to rest flat on the desk, without straining your arms. You don’t want your wrists to be extended or flexed. You want to have the proper neutral support of your desk or work surface.

4. Consider a standing desk.

When working remotely, it can be easy to forget to take breaks and that can result in an unhealthy amount of sitting. Sitting too much while working can be a risk factor. In fact, you may have come across recent news publications that go as far as saying that “sitting is the new smoking.”

One way to ensure you have variety in your work day is to invest in a standing desk.

According to StartStanding.org, “the greatest benefit of using a standing desk is that your productivity, mood, and energy levels rise. That’s because you are now moving from sitting to standing throughout your workday, and the desk is comfortable and easy to use. Many people start using adjustable standing desks because they want to reduce leg, neck, back, or wrist pain.”

To learn more about the proper way to sit and stand at your desk, check out StartStanding.org’s guide to the Best Standing Desks of 2020.

5. Sit comfortably.

Whether you choose a standing desk, or to remain seated, the previous tips still apply and should get utilized for both situations. If you choose to be seated while at work, be sure your chair offers proper support. It should be helping you maintain good posture without straining your back or neck, two areas at risk when you are seated for long amounts of time.

In conclusion, ergonomics will make your work life easier.

Having an ergonomic workstation setup helps your employer as well as yourself.

You have to consider your own safety and comfort when working at home just as much as you would when working in an office building. Don’t let you or your work suffer because of a bad home office. 

Take care of yourself and your work will only improve. Were these tips helpful as you begin the working from home journey?  If you need more guidance, contact our ergonomics experts at Solutions Northwest Inc. and inquire about their affordable virtual ergonomics assessment.

The ergonomics experts at Solutions Northwest Inc. have designed an affordable Virtual Ergonomics Assessments specifically for remote workers (all you need is access to e-mail and a phone).

Looking for more tips on how to create an ergonomic workspace? Contact us at SolutionsNW.com, we will be happy to help you!

At SolutionsNW.com we value the importance of a positive workplace culture. Part of a positive workplace is a safe workplace, Contact Us to schedule an ergonomics consultation or ergonomics assessment for your office today.

Subscribe to our ergonomics blog for more ergonomics tips from Solutions Northwest Inc., ergonomics evaluations available in: Seattle, WA, Tacoma, WA, Olympia, WA, Vancouver, WA, Kent, WA Renton, WA, Beaverton, OR, Portland, OR, Salem, OR, San Diego, CA, Carlsbad, CA, La Jolla, CA, Irvine, CA, Costa Mesa, CA, Newport Beach, CA.

Contact the Ergonomics Experts at Solutions Northwest Inc. Below:

Multiple Locations

Corporate Office: 120 State Ave. NE #397
Olympia, WA 98501
Business Hours: 8am-5pm M-F
Corporate FAX: 360-866-4773
Email: Info@solutionsnw.com

San Diego, CA

877-976-9462

Olympia, WA

360-236-8748

Portland/Salem, OR

503-768-9742

Seattle, WA

206-521-5676

Contact our Ergonomics Experts

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