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18 January 2013Birkbeck College, U. London1 Introduction to Programming Lecturer: Steve Maybank Department of Computer Science and Information Systems.

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1 18 January 2013Birkbeck College, U. London1 Introduction to Programming Lecturer: Steve Maybank Department of Computer Science and Information Systems Spring 2013 Week 2a: Safe Use of Computers

2 Use of a PC 18 January 2013Birkbeck College, U. London2 workplace-safety-ergonomics.html

3 Posture Lower back: supported by the chair back Shoulders parallel to keyboard and monitor Head up and balanced, not tilted up or down 18 January 2013Birkbeck College, U. London3

4 Limbs Feet flat on floor. Elbows close to body, upper arm vertical, lower arm horizontal. Wrist straight, with the hand in line with the arm. 18 January 2013Birkbeck College, U. London4

5 Typing Keep the wrist and forearm in a straight line. To access keys at the edge of the keyboard move the arm. Avoid turning the wrist. Use a wrist rest between typing, not while typing. 18 January 2013Birkbeck College, U. London5

6 Position of Equipment Keyboard: 4 ~ 6 from edge of desk. Mouse: near to body. Avoid stretching forward and twisting the shoulders. Monitor: at arms length, top at eye level. Avoid glare reflected from the monitor Document holder: same level and distance as the monitor. 18 January 2013Birkbeck College, U. London6

7 Vary Tasks If possible vary tasks during the day Take frequent breaks (break = do something different) 18 January 2013Birkbeck College, U. London7

8 References SecurityAwareness/ErgonomicsChecklist.pdf SecurityAwareness/ErgonomicsChecklist.pdf Trevor Shaw, NHS ergonomist. Video at type=Video& College Disability Office 18 January 2013Birkbeck College, U. London8


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