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Know your ergonomic working zones

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Primary working zone

The primary working zone is the area on your desk that you can comfortably reach when sitting fully back in your chair with your elbows relaxed by your sides. This is where you should keep your most frequently used items.

Items to place here:

  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Notepad
  • Pen

Secondary working zone

The secondary working zone is the area on your desk that you can reach with your back still in contact with the back rest and your arms extended. This is where you should keep less frequently used items.

Items to place here:

  • Phone
  • Reference materials
  • Cup of tea

Non-working zone

Anything positioned on your desk outside of the primary and secondary zones can encourage leaning and reaching, which can increase the risk of repetitive awkward movements that may lead to discomfort. Either bring that item closer, or stand up and move to it to retrieve it.

Items to place here:

  • Pot plants
  • Personal belongings
  • Rarely used stationery

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