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  OSHA Ergonomic Solutions: Computer Workstations eTool - Checklist
Workstation and equipment have sufficient adjustability so you are in a safe working posture and can make occasional changes in posture while performing computer tasks.
Computer workstation, components and accessories are maintained in serviceable condition and function properly.
Computer tasks are organized in a way that allows you to vary tasks with other work activities, or to take micro-breaks or recovery pauses while at the computer workstation.
www.osha.gov /SLTC/etools/computerworkstations/checklist.html   (2158 words)

  
 Computer workstation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Today the average personal computer is as, or even more, powerful than top of the line workstations of one generation older, forcing the traditional workstation vendors into niche markets.
The first computers consciously designed for one user (and so a workstation in the modern sense of the term) were the Lisp machines developed at MIT ~1974.
These machines fill a niche much closer to a terminal than a computer, but when combined with a server there was an argument that they would lead to a lower cost of ownership.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Workstation   (1420 words)

  
 What is workstation? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary
Workstations generally come with a large, high-resolution graphics screen, at least 64 MB (megabytes) of RAM, built-in network support, and a graphical user interface.
Most workstations also have a mass storage device such as a disk drive, but a special type of workstation, called a diskless workstation, comes without a disk drive.
In terms of computing power, workstations lie between personal computers and minicomputers, although the line is fuzzy on both ends.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/w/workstation.html   (483 words)

  
 Computer Workstation Ergonomics
As we spend increasing amounts of time at our computer workstation, we need to be aware of how the design and arrangement of our equipment can impact our comfort, health, and productivity.
Continuous work on the computer may expose soft tissues in these areas to repetition, awkward postures, and forceful exertions, especially if the workstation is not set up properly.
Lighting not suited to working with a computer is a major contributing factor in visual discomforts including eyestrain, burning or itching eyes, and blurred or double vision.
www.cdc.gov /od/ohs/Ergonomics/compergo.htm   (2361 words)

  
 What is computer? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary
For example, every computer requires a bus that transmits data from one part of the computer to another.
In addition to the microprocessor, a personal computer has a keyboard for entering data, a monitor for displaying information, and a storage device for saving data.
A workstation is like a personal computer, but it has a more powerful microprocessor and a higher-quality monitor.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/c/computer.html   (602 words)

  
 Computer Desk - Computer Workstation - Glass Computer Desk - Office Desk
Computers are used everyday for work, school or fun.
This home office computer desk is perfect for anyone looking for a quality desk that will also add style to his or her room.
This glass computer workstation will provide you with spacious work surface and plenty of room for any sized monitor.
www.stacksandstacks.com /html/108828_computer-workstation.htm   (209 words)

  
 Occupational Health and Safety- Computer Workstations
The computer is comprised of a central processing unit, display monitor, keyboard and mouse.
Components of the computer workstation may include the chair, desk, anti-glare screen, document holder, printer and any other equipment essential to working with computers.
An increased number of computer workstations in the work place has resulted in health concerns related to vision and body aches and pains.
www.ehs.ohio-state.edu /index.asp?PAGE=ohse.computer   (1989 words)

  
 OSHA Ergonomic Solutions: Computer Workstations eTool - Index for Computer Workstations
However, there are basic design goals, some of which are shown in the accompanying figure, to consider when setting up a computer workstation or performing computer-related tasks.
Consider your workstation as you read through each section and see if you can identify areas for improvement in posture, component placement, or work environment.
A more in-depth look at computer workstation hazards and solutions can be found further down the page of each section.
www.osha.gov /SLTC/etools/computerworkstations/index.html   (213 words)

  
 Minwax   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The computer workstation has become the "desk" of the millennium.
And, by building your own, your total cash outlay for materials for this first-class workstation will be a fraction of what you would pay for a comparable, commercially built table.
Additionally, this computer workstation project will help you improve certain skills you already have, such as edge-joining, design and layout.
www.minwax.com /build/advanced/workstation   (171 words)

  
 Adjustable Height Computer Workstation - Sit Stand Ergonomic Computer Furniture
Both models of this attractive, pneumatic adjustable workstation are perfect for offices where several different users may need access to the same workstation.
It is equally effective as a single user's computer workstation, or may also be utilized as a convenient and useful "stand up" reference or sales terminal in offices or library reference areas.
Fit your computer monitor on the 23-1/2"w x 19-3/4"d top shelf which can be adjusted from a height of 31-14" to a height of 39-1/4" for ergonomic comfort and effective monitor viewing.
www.ergoindemand.com /adjustable_height_computer_workstation.htm   (586 words)

  
 Adjustable Computer Workstation - Ergonomic Computer Furniture
Our adjustable computer workstations are available in both dual and single user models.
Now the 8th grade class at 11:00 can easily adjust and use the same computer workstations as the 4th grade class did at 9:00, because the platform height can be set between 20" to 30"h with just a touch of the controls.
This space-efficient ergonomic computer desk offers the same pneumatic ease and value in the office as in the classroom or computer lab.
www.ergoindemand.com /adjustable_computer_workstation.htm   (548 words)

  
 Computer Workstation Accessories - Eyewear
However, because computer work is visually demanding, people with no previous eye problems may experience eyestrain and develop a need for glasses.
It is preferable for those who use the computer for extended periods of time and rarely do distance work.
For people who wear bifocal lenses, it is preferable to place the computer at a low position to avoid the need of tilting the head backward to see the monitor.
www2.umdnj.edu /eohssweb/ergo/part_eight/page06.htm   (339 words)

  
 Computer Workstation Design
A good computer workstation layout can reduce the risk of experiencing computer related health problems.
A good workstation layout as shown in Figure 1 should allow the computer user flexibility to reach, use and read the computer monitor, keyboard, mouse, source document, document holder, phone and other office accessories.
If you spend a lot of time on the phone and computer at the same time, use a headset to prevent you from reaching or cradling the phone in your neck.
www2.umdnj.edu /eohssweb/ergo/part_one/page01.htm   (242 words)

  
 EH&S: Industrial Hygiene - Computer Workstation Ergonomic Equipment
An adjustable keyboard tray is a tool that facilitates the placement of the computer keyboard and mouse so that the equipment can be used with hands wrists and elbows in a comfortable neutral position.
Finding an appropriate keyboard for a workstation will depend on many factors including the existing equipment configuration, the frequency and duration of use, the number of users, etc. Some keyboard trays are sold in two pieces, an adjustable arm and a platform.
A non-adjustable desk may be difficult to set up properly as a computer workstation in some instances.
www.uos.harvard.edu /ehs/ind_pro_erg_equip.shtml   (2640 words)

  
 Netsurfer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
At last discover human shaped furniture that goes far beyond traditional solutions and brings to the present the possibilities of tomorrow.
The NetSurfer Classic provides a semi-prone restful keyboarding position with the computer in a motorcycle - between the legs style.
The lower support level is in a more reclined position than that of a standard chair - ideal for long sessions at the monitor and keyboard.
www.officeorganix.com /netsurf1.htm   (227 words)

  
 Exercise Breaks - excerpt from the book ComputerFit by Randall Helm, P.T.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Active stretching is an effective way to stretch prior to computer work and should be the stretch of choice for exercise breaks.
This type of tightness is completely different to the type of tightness people experience at their workstations.
Workstation tightness is more what most people like to refer to as muscle spasm or tone.
www.computerfit.com /ch2part2.html   (392 words)

  
 Computer workstation - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Parallel Programming : Techniques and Applications Using Networked Workstations and Parallel Computers (2nd Edition)
Frequently, you just need another computer for testing software, trying out network configurations, or doing any of a dozen things that engineers and administrators need to do.
VMware allows you to run several virtual machines on one...
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /workstation.htm   (508 words)

  
 Computer Workstation
Our Computer Wall Mounts are the best choice for your computer workstation.
Depending on which model you purchase, you will be able to adjust the height of your desk surfaces using a spring loaded mechanism, computer aided, or with a touch of a button for the electric powered broadcast console versions.
This is especially important for adjustable graphics stations, computer workstations, and CAD stations.
www.afcindustries.com /computerworkstation.html   (1017 words)

  
 PEOSH - Computer Workstation Guidelines
In some instances, computers have been introduced without a plan to ensure comfort, safety and knowledge of good work practices among computer operators.
A discussion on vision examination is offered so that computer operators can have visual problems corrected as quickly as possible if a problem should develop.
It is also important to train operators in the use of adjustable furniture, good work practices that can minimize the potential adverse health effects of computer work, early signs of health effects such as carpal tunnel syndrome, and the type of information they should bring to their eye doctor.
www.state.nj.us /health/eoh/peoshweb/peoshvdt.htm   (334 words)

  
 NIH - COMPUTER WORKSTATION ERGONOMICS
Many ergonomic problems associated with computer workstations occur in the forearm, wrist, and hand.
Continuous work on the computer exposes soft tissues in these areas to repetition, awkward postures, and forceful exertions.
If you are like many computer users, your computer, keyboard, and mouse are resting on your desk or a portable computer workstation.
www.nih.gov /od/ors/ds/ergonomics/compworkergo.html   (1199 words)

  
 CUergo: Computer Workstation Ergonomics Guidelines
You can also use the Computer Workstation Checklist to help to pinpoint any areas of concern and take a look at the 'Computer Workstation summary' diagram' for specific tips.
Desktops - most ergonomic guidelines for computer workstation arrangements assume that you will be using a desktop system where the computer screen is separate from the keyboard.
Recent research suggests that electronic sit-stand workstations, that can be quickly adjusted, allow each worker to modify the height of their worksurface throughout the day, and this may reduce musculoskeletal discomfort and improve work performance.
ergo.human.cornell.edu /ergoguide.html   (3789 words)

  
 Computer Workstation includes 10.4 in. TFT LCD., AXIOMTEK
The ICS-410V is a fully-functional and cost-effective workstation, meeting the harsh environmental needs of many applications including measurement control, industrial machinery, transportation, and more.
The workstation, for better system stability, also includes a bracket for the power supply, which helps to prevent the power cord from coming off as well as securing the fan filter.
Sep 2, 2005 - Computer Workstations produce high-powered graphics.
news.thomasnet.com /fullstory/464292/rss/264   (847 words)

  
 TheFurniture.com :: Student Computer Workstation on Wheels by Alfemo
Providing a plethora of mobile storage, this computer unit fills all of your computer needs while giving your room a touch of contemporary style.
The perfect, compact set up for all of your computer station needs, the Student Computer Workstation on Wheelscombines function and style.
The entire unit is held on 6 casters, which provide mobility and add to the versatility of this Computer Unit.
www.spektorusa.com /store/proddetail.asp?prod=ALF-CF-YD-401   (399 words)

  
 workstation computer, office workstation, opteron server
If everything is a go, your workstation is then taken to its final quality inspection test where our technical managers inspect the workstation computer to ensure it meets the quality demands we set fourth in our facility.
Our workstation computers are based on a open architecture system.
This means that our servers have the freedom to upgrade and add components inside their workstation computer.
www.digitalstormonline.com /workstations.asp   (442 words)

  
 Balt Clustable Ergonomic Computer Desk Workstation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Each platform may be adjusted from 25 to 33 inches in height, ensuring a comfortable fit for users from elementary through adult age.
Each of the four computer desks included in this workstation come with a security rail, adjustable CPU holder, and four 2-inch casters.
Available in a vibrant blue, red, or the more classic color of teak, this adjustable computer workstation is designed to fit in perfectly and enhance any group learning environment.
www.zearth.com /Balt_Clustable_Computer_Desk_Workstation_p/2457.htm   (231 words)

  
 HealthPostures Plasma2 System Ergonomic Computer Workstation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The adjustable Stance® angle chair and the TaskMate™ computer monitor and computer keyboard positioning unit combine new technology, thoughtful design, and precise comfort controls into an integrated computer workstation.
Our computer chair, the Stance® angle chair, is made to complement any work environment, from a home office or cubicle to an executive office suite.
It transcends every ergonomically-designed computer chair or workstation on the market today because it responds infinitely to your need for movement—far beyond mere lumbar support, or height adjustments.
www.sforh.com /furniture/plasma2-workstation.html   (510 words)

  
 Ergonomics: Computer Workstation Chair - Healthy Living: Living a healthy lifestyle for disease prevention on ...
Ergonomics: Computer Workstation Chair - Healthy Living: Living a healthy lifestyle for disease prevention on MedicineNet.com
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A properly designed and adjusted chair will provide appropriate support to the back, legs, buttocks, and arms.
www.medicinenet.com /guide.asp?s=rss&a=23283&k=Carpal_Tunnel_Syndrome_Specialty   (446 words)

  
 Cergos: Computer Workstation Setup
The way you think about workstation setup is probably different if you are a teacher or student.
The teacher area gives practical tips on what to do and how to do it to make the school's computer workstations adjustable for most students even when you have no money at all to spend or a very low budget.
The student area gives advice on what postures to use and how to make it possible to use these postures at all kinds of workstations.
www.orosha.org /cergos/wrksetup.html   (136 words)

  
 Computer Workstations - LEDA Computer Workstation - BALT Computer Workstations - O'Sullivan Computer Workcenter
Contact Us Computer workstations are a great way to incorporate a computer center in your home, in the classroom or a small office.
Computer workstations allow you all the space you need in a compact area.
We offer computer workstations from BALT, LEDA Desk, O'Sullivan, Correll and more.
www.officetraditions.com /office/workstations_1.htm   (510 words)

  
 Wheelchair Accessible Desks - ADAS Equity 1317 Adjustable Computer Workstation and Wheelchair Accessible Table. Shop, ...
The AD-ASĀ® Equity 1317 Adjustable Computer Workstation features two easy-to-turn hand cranks that provide infinite surface adjustment (between 24-34 inches) to meet the functional requirements of students with disabilities and the requirements of the ADA.
The AD-AS Equity 1317 Adjustable Computer Workstation is an ideal solution when separate adjustment is needed to accommodate students who use wheelchairs.
The computer desk and keyboard table may be adjusted independently of one another, which allows for greater versatility and comfort.
www.comfortchannel.com /prod.itml/icOid/610   (419 words)

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