- Preventing Visual Discomfort
Computer work areas can present complex visual needs due to lighting, reflections, glare, and prolonged use of the eyes.
- Tips for Lifting Safety
- Increase balance
- Bend at your knees
- Lift using your leg muscles
- Hold the load close to your body
- Tips for Pipetting
- Sit supported against the backrest of your chair.
- Elevate your chair rather than reaching up to pipette.
- Alternate or use both hands to pipette.
- Use light force or two hands to change tips
- Take a 1 to 2 minute break after every 20 minutes of pipetting.
- Tips for Using a Computer Workstation
Repetition, awkward posture, high force levels and eye strain should be considered when using a computer.
- Tips for Using a Microscope
- Use a chair that provides good back support.
- Spread microscope work throughout the day and between several people, if possible.
- Take breaks.
- Tips for Working in a Laboratory
Activities conducted in a lab, such as using pipettes and microscopes can put stress on your body.