|Body part fatigued
||Common contributing factors
|| What can you try
|Back of neck
||Looking down at documents or keyboard
||Use a document holder. Improve keyboard skills. Check screen height.
|Side of neck
||Looking to one side
||Locate documents and screen directly in front of you
|Top of shoulders, outside or front of shoulders
||Keyboard too high, arms unsupported
||Raise chair, use footrest, rest palms on front of desk, reduce desk height (if adjustable)
||Inadequate lumbar support
||Adjust back rest height and angle to give firm support, remove arms from chair, remove obstructions under desk (eg drawers)
||Sit straight-on, locate documents, screen and keyboard in front of you
|Right arm or shoulder
||Arm outstretched unsupported
||Move mouse closer, use single surface desk
|Left arm, shoulder or neck
||Reaching for telephone or cradling telephone on shoulder
||Bring phone closer. Use headset.
|Leg discomfort, swollen feet
||Underside of thighs compressed against chair seat
||Use footrest or reduce desk and chair height
||Posture, visual problems, noise, stress, glare, high work load
||Rearrange work area; re-direct traffic; screen filter; close blinds; shut door; vary tasks; take micropauses; smooth out work flow; reduce time on computer; eye test.
|Eye fatigue, temporary short sightedness
||Visual problems, screen too close, poor image quality, glare, screen reflections
||Rearrange work area; screen filter; close blinds; vary tasks; take micropauses; eye test.