Desktop Ergonomics: Definition & Optimization


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What is the definition for desktop ergonomics?

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1. Name three areas that may suffer injury from incorrect posture while sitting at your desktop.

2. The science or study of how working environment and working condition increases or decreases a person's work efficiency is known as what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet can test your level of understanding about desktop ergonomics. If you want to pass the quiz, you should know the three common areas of the body that are affected by incorrect posture as well as the location of the top line of print from the monitor to ensure correct desktop ergonomics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on your knowledge of the following:

  • Three areas of the body that are negatively affected by incorrect posture
  • How people with shorter legs can have good desktop ergonomics
  • Location of the top line of print of the monitor to ensure correct desktop ergonomics
  • Definition of desktop ergonomics
  • The science of studying a person's working environment

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the science of studying a person's working environment
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on desktop ergonomics for the workplace
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how people with shorter legs can have optimal desktop ergonomics

Additional Learning

To learn more about ergonomics, review the accompanying lesson titled, Desktop Ergonomics: Definition & Optimization. The interactive lesson focuses on the following objectives:

  • Learn about the purpose and role desktop ergonomics plays in work
  • Explore the techniques that can increase comfort with people who use two monitors
  • Review the recommendations for work chairs
  • Identify the importance of proper posture when working