Remote Work Ergonomic Toolkit

Keep ergonomics considerations in mind in your at-home workspace. The right work surface, chair, computer positioning, etc., can enhance your comfort and productivity.
Tips for sitting comfortably at your computer.

Set Healthy Limits

Without the normal workplace activity around you, it’s very easy to sit at your desk for many hours continuously and not move around. Set healthy limits on your work hours and plan reasonable breaks for yourself.

Keep Moving

Adding brief, simple periods of physical activity to your day can enhance overall well being and performance.

Establish a Dedicated Workspace

If possible, set up a distinct work area in a spare bedroom or other space that you can dedicate to your work-related activities. Not everyone will have extra space at home to accomplish this—seek creative solutions such as a work table in the corner of a bedroom or living room. 

  • Avoid working at your kitchen table or sitting on your bed if possible.  
  • Creating a dedicated workspace will help you separate work life from home life.
Advice on creating a comfortable space to support productive work.

Other Resources

Download an Ergonomic equipment list.

Reversal of posture exercises also can improve your comfort and prevent injury. 

Spending long hours in front of your computer or other devices can strain your eyes and even lead to Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). University of Iowa College of Dentistry has several tips to help protect your vision and use good posture while using devices.

More tips on working from home during Covid-19 and at-home ergonomics.