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A recent NIOSH study of data entry workers published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine found that supplemental breaks minimized discomfort and eyestrain without impairing productivity. When participants took a total of 20 minutes of supplemental break time over the course of their day:

·        Discomfort and eyestrain ratings were significantly lower.

·         Data-entry speed was significantly faster.

·         Work output was maintained.


For more information:

Ergonomic Considerations for Office Furniture 

OSHA - Ergonomic Computer Workstations


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