Tips For Your Computer Workstation
Whether you work in the office or from home, there are some everyday cleaning and safety items to examine. Here’s a refresher for those people who work from a computer often.
Clean Your Tech
Your phone and computer can get pretty dirty, and chances are you probably don’t even see half the dirt on them. Make it a habit to clean your tech at least once a day. There are specific wipes for electronics you can find in stores. Don’t forget to clean your headphones, tablet, MP3s/iPod, and cell phone too!
Back Up Your Data
We’ve all seen the “blue screen of death” pop up inconveniently on someone’s computer screen before. Sometimes this leads to a computer crash, and your files are wiped away in a matter of seconds. When is the last time you backed up your files at work? Does your company have a back-up system? If not, ask them to invest in an external hard drive to save all office documents, so you won’t fall victim to a computer crash.
Many of us sit in front of a computer for long hours forgetting to take breaks or to check our postures.
Here are a few factors to review from the OSHA website. OSHA describes how you should properly sit in your chair, how to use the phone, proper lighting for your office, and a list ergonomic items for your desk (such as a cushioned mouse pad).
What are some related tips you’d like to share about computer workstations?March 3, 2012 in career, computer, ergonomics, mouse pad, OSHA, technology, Work