Computer Basics/Ergonomics

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Welcome to Unit 5: Ergonomics. This unit explains how to create a safe and comfortable computer workstation, and provides tips on healthy habits for computer use. A computer workstation typically includes a computer and multiple peripheral devices (for example, mouse and printer), as well as a desk and chair, and these need to be arranged to best suit the user. Lighting, noise, and space are also important factors to consider in creating a healthy workstation. When you are working at a computer for long periods remember to take regular breaks.

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On completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  • explain important ergonomics principles for the physical well-being of computer users
  • identify environmental factors that contribute to healthy and safe use of a computer system