If work tasks involve extensive data entry from source documents, or frequent or prolonged phone conversations, computer accessories such as document holders and hands-free phones or headsets can be used to reduce muscular and visual fatigue.  

Document Holders

  • A document holder should be used if you frequently transcribe information from hard copy to the computer.
  • The document holder should be adjustable and positioned between the monitor and the keyboard, or adjacent to and at the same height as the monitor, to reduce head and neck movement.  

Hands-Free Phones and Headsets

  • A hands-free phone option or a headset can be used when it is necessary to access or input information on the computer and talk on the telephone at the same time. This will prevent awkward head, neck, and back postures caused by holding the phone receiver between your shoulder and head.