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6 - Tips and information for comfortable use
Computer users may complain of eyestrain and headaches after
prolonged use. Users are also at risk of physical injury after long
hours of working in front of a computer. Long work periods, bad
posture, poor work habits, stress, inadequate working conditions,
personal health and other factors greatly increase the risk of physical
Incorrect computer usage may lead to carpal tunnel syndrome,
tendonitis, tenosynovitis or other musculoskeletal disorders. The
following symptoms may appear in the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders,
neck or back:
• Numbness, or a burning or tingling sensation.
• Aching, soreness or tenderness.
• Pain, swelling or throbbing.
• Stiffness or tightness.
• Coldness or weakness.
If you have these symptoms, or any other recurring or persistent
discomfort and/or pain related to computer use, consult a physician
immediately and inform your company's health and safety
The following section provides tips for more comfortable computer
Finding your comfort zone
Find your comfort zone by adjusting the viewing angle of the monitor,
using a footrest, or raising your sitting height to achieve maximum
comfort. Observe the following tips:
• Refrain from staying too long in one fixed posture.
Some of the information in this guide may not apply to your computer.