OK computer: the basics of office ergonomics

Sean Gleeson

If you spend your working week perched in front of your computer, it's vital that you educate yourself on the correct workstation setup to prevent chronic and long-term injury.

Over a summer break a couple of years back, I took a position for a small company based in the Melbourne CBD. My level of responsibility would best be described as somewhere below pencil-pushing, and I spent long hours at the desk doing repetitive work on a computer. My salary and benefits were quite generous, and included a large eyewear allowance for anyone whose vision started to suffer as a result of long days staring at a computer screen....

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Published 08 September, 2011 | Updated 04 November, 2014