Tech’ top tips – #15. Staying safe and healthy

This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT).

Repetitive Strain InjuryWorking safely on computer equipment is a good habit to get into. Frequent breaks and knowing how to exercise in-between stints at the keyboard and mouse can help to prevent Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) and other ailments associated with using a computer.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides guidance on how to check that your workstation and the associated Display Screen Equipment is set up for you. It is especially important to check this when moving between public or shared computers to ensure you minimize the risks to you. http://www.hse.gov.uk/msd/dse/

The NHS also offers guidance on exercises that can help to prevent RSI in the wrists – click the link below and search for ‘Advanced Wrist Exercises’ to download a .pdf from Oxford University Hospitals. https://www.ouh.nhs.uk/patient-guide/leaflets/

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