Video: Setting up your ergonomic workspace (wherever you are)

Is your workspace ergonomic? Find out in 7 minutes or less
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For many workers, being able to work from home went from a dream to reality overnight during the pandemic. You may have cobbled together a makeshift workstation, or you might have spruced up your existing home office. Either way, you're likely making ergonomic mistakes without even realizing it, which can lead to musculoskeletal disorders.

Watch this demonstration to learn how you can set up everything from your chair to your monitor to work safely at your desk, wherever you're working.

What are musculoskeletal disorders, anyway?

Musculoskeletal disorders, also known as MSDs, involve the muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, bursas, nerves, and vascular and structural soft tissue supporting the spine, including the intervertebral discs. MSDs are some of the most common (and sometimes most expensive) injuries across all industries. 

Hand size: 6.7”L x 2.9-3.3”W = Small mouse

Hand size: 6.7-7.9”L x 3.3-3.9”W = Medium mouse

Hand size: 7.9”L x 3.9-4.3”W = Large mouse

We’re here to help you stop getting hurt at your desk, wherever you are. Read more about ergonomics, or contact us at

Pinnacol resources:

12 stretches and exercises for computer users
Ergonomic tips for laptop users
Office ergonomics workstation setup: Tips on neutral seated posture
Office ergonomics workstation checklist
Professional and clerical workplace injury profile (infographic)
Setting up a safe workspace (infographic)
Sit-stand workstations
What to look for when purchasing office seating


Associated resources:

OSHA: Ergonomics — Solutions to control hazards
OSHA eTools: Computer workstations

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