Whether you have a permanent workstation, a flexible workstation or a home workstation, it is essential for your health that the workstation meets a number of conditions. Your working posture, for example, is very important. For further information, see: Animation about good posture.
The risks of working from home
Working from home is inextricably linked to working with a monitor. Physical strain and RSI are also risks for those working from home. Many physical complaints, such as tired eyes, and wrist, arm, shoulder and neck pain, are associated with intensive monitor work. The longer someone works without a break, the more the complaints increase. RSI stands for Repetitive Strain Injury and is the term generally used for physical injury as a result of repetitive strain. RSI is collective term for chronic conditions affecting the neck, shoulders, elbows and/or wrists. For more information about RSI, go to www.utwente.nl/rsi.