Ergonomics for the home office: Avoid injury with these upgrades
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Ergonomics for the home office: Avoid injury with these upgrades

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With millions of us now working from home, with all the wonders of all-day pajamas and meetings without pants, it’s easy to assume comfy couches and checking email in bed mean there’s no chance of carpal tunnel and other work-related repetitive strain injuries.

While there are elaborate guidelines for workplaces set by the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, you might be surprised to know they have guidelines for home offices as well. So even though your home might seem more comfortable than your office, there are still important considerations to make sure you don’t cause yourself an otherwise avoidable injury.

With the prospect of several more weeks — or possibly months — of working from home, you should take a careful look at your home office space for warning signs of future and painful injuries. Here are just three to help reduce the possibility of strain and undue fatigue.

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