Computer work stations

Computer work stations

An ergonomically designed desk or workspace can prevent health-related problems such as back pain, tension in the shoulder or neck regions, problems with the eyes or headaches.
The following brochures give you the chance to find out about these issues in advance. If you need further advice, please contact the Occupational Health and Safety Service, the occupational safety experts or your relevant safety officer.
Below there is a check list detailing how to arrange your screen and keyboard correctly, as well as the proper sitting position:
Check list_Healthy working on the computer.pdf

A selection of various, simple exercises to reduce the strain on your back, shoulders, arms and head can be found here:
Poster_Back exercises.pdf and
Gymnastics_in-the-office.pdf

In the brochure (German) "Gesundheit im Büro" ("Health in the Office") you will find answers and recommendations to the most frequently asked questions about the office, from the appropriate equipment for the workplace to external stresses from the working environment (e.g. lighting, air conditions), the strain placed on the musculoskeletal system, as well as the psychological stresses of office work. An entire chapter addresses the topic of Health:
http://www.vbg.de/SharedDocs/Medien-Center/DE/Broschuere/Themen/Gesundheit_im_Betrieb/Gesundheit_im_Buero.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=10