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Screen and position

The screen shall be free from reflection and mirror images, which can cause problems. It is preferable to position your screen so that daylight shines onto the screen from the side. If light from outside is disturbing, you can use blinds, curtains or similar to shield the light. The screen should be height-adjustable. The keyboard and screen should, as far as possible, be adjustable in all directions and it should be possible to move them according to the individual needs of the person using them.

The top edge of the screen should be at or just below your direct line of vision, so that you have a relaxing downwards line of vision of 15-20 degrees. This can be achieved by slightly angling the screen. If you sit or stand with your stomach against the desk, you can prevent a poor posture (forward head posture).

The distance to the screen is determined by your eyesight and the size of the screen. Normally, the distance to the screen should be 50-80 cm. Please note that large screens may require more distance for your eyes.

If the screen cannot be height-adjusted sufficiently, or if you are working with several screens, monitor arms may be a good choice. If you have more than one screen on your desk, these shall be at the same height and as close to each other as possible.

Exercises during breaks

Take a break and do some exercises from time to time. Use the exercises developed by the physiotherapist from the company health service.
If you have any questions or need help designing your workplace, please contact the company health service.

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Print date: 2020-11-27

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