Ergo Tips

Ergonomic Tips for Microscope Users

Here are some valuable ergonomic tips to keep you safe at work!

  • Adjust the microscope so that when you look through the eye piece, your chin is level and your head is over your shoulders.
  • Utilize an adjustable eye piece when possible.
  • Adjust your chair height so that your feet are firmly supported, either on the floor or on a footrest.
  • Avoid resting your forearms on the worksurface edge.
  • Keep your wrists straight.
  • Sit close to the microscope.
Before and After Wedge-Ease

Take frequent mini-rest pauses and perform stretches frequently throughout your workday. Below you will find some examples of the stretches you can perform right at your workstation.
Do not do any stretch that causes pain. We recommend that you consult with your physician prior to beginning these or any other stretches.