Five Tips for Setting Up a Computer Monitor
Posted on July 12, 2022 | in Ergonomics
VelocityEHS’ Mike Hoonhorst explains five key tips to ensuring that your computer monitor is positioned for optimal comfort and productivity.
Hello, I’m Mike Hoonhorst, a certified ergonomist here at HumanTech (now VelocityEHS Ergonomics), and today I’m going to give you five quick tips on how to adjust your monitor at your office workstation.
So, the first tip is to adjust the height of the monitor such that the top of the monitor is at, or even slightly below, your eye level.
The second one, as you’re sitting at your workstation, is to extend your arm and make sure that your monitor is within about an arm’s reach away, or even slightly closer.
The third one is to make sure that you’ve adjusted the monitor or placed the monitor directly in front of you as you’re using it, so you don’t have to turn your head and be in an awkward side to side.
The fourth one is to adjust the angle of the monitor to avoid any glare from either lighting around you or windows that would make it difficult to see the information on the screen.
And the fifth one is for bifocal users. If you wear bifocals, what you want to do is lower your monitor all the way down and tilt it backward, which makes it easier to see the information through the bottom lens of your bifocals and, again, reduces any of those awkward head and neck postures while you’re using it.
The final thing to remember is that these tips can be used whether you’re sitting or at a standing workstation, so they work in either instance, sitting or standing desks.