Quick Ergonomic Checklist
You can use the following checklist to assess your own workstation:
 Head & Neck = upright and relaxed, balanced between
 Hands & Wrists = Relaxed and straight without bending up,
down or sideways.
 Knees = At about hip level (may be slightly higher or lower
depending upon comfort and preference).
 Eyes = About an arm’s length or more from the monitor
 Low Back = Supported by the chair’s forward curve or lumbar
 Feet = Flat on the floor or footrest; legs are uncrossed and can
move freely under the desk.
 Monitor = Centered directly in front of you; free from glare.
 Monitor = Top of the screen is slightly below eye level.
 Primary Work Tools = Are within easy reach without leaning
forward or twisting.
 Document Holder = Close to the computer screen and at the
 Keyboard Tray = In place, adjustable, used; mouse holder
attached or nearby.