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Lab Health and Safety

Exercise

Regular exercise is essential when you are sitting at your computer for any length of time. The following exercises should be practiced at three-minute intervals for maximum effectiveness. They can be done without having to leave your seat, although such a break is recommended at least once per hour.

Eyes


Regularly focusing your eyes on objects at varying distances from you will help in the prevention of eye strain. This is most important if you do not have an anti-glare device attached to your screen.

Wrists and Elbows


Problems can be encountered if you do not use the keyboard correctly. Fingers should be poised above the keyboard and hang down over the keys. When pressing the keys, do not use undue force or pressure. This will put strain on your wrists and elbows, and can actually damage your keyboard as well. A very light tap is all you need, and this allows the key to spring back by itself. Stop and take your fingers off the keyboard. Flex and stretch your fingers, wrists and elbows.

Neck


Even when your monitor is set at the correct height and distance, you will need to do these exercises:

 

Shoulders

 

Safety

If the fire alarm rings in your building, please leave the room immediately and assemble outside the building. You may re-enter the building when the authorizing officer indicates.






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