Office Ergonomic Principles


  • Set the height of your chair to allow support of your feet with either a footrest, Fring™ Footrest or if your workstation height will allow, place them flat on the floor supporting your feet and lower legs only.
  • Make sure the angle between your torso and legs is greater than 90°.
  • Allow 2" – 4" of space between the waterfall front of the seat cushion and the back of your knee.
  • Relax your shoulders.
  • Support your forearms while keeping your elbows and wrists in a neutral position with your wrists at or below elbow height.
  • Position the backrest nearly upright, or slightly reclined if you have head support.
  • Fine tune the backrest to provide full support of your lumbar curve.


  • Adjust the keyboard to keep your arms, wrists and hands in a straight line. Your hands should be slightly lower than your elbows.
  • Place the mouse and keyboard at the same height with the mouse close to the keyboard.
  • Allow sufficient clearance below the keyboard for your knees and legs to move (at least 1" – 2").


  • Place directly in front of the keyboard (centered on "g/h" split of the keyboard) with the top of the screen at or below eye level (at least 24" from eyes).
  • Adjust the screen angle to eliminate glare.
  • Use a document holder to place documents as close to the monitor as possible, preferably at the same height and viewing distance from your eyes.
  • Illuminate your documents properly with direct task lighting.
  • To reduce eye strain avert your eyes from the monitor periodically and focus on distant objects.