Adjust the chair properly before you
start work so it provides adequate back
support. Remove the chair arms if they
interfere with the ability to get close
to your work. Sit back in the chair for
Arrange tubes to minimize reaching and
twisting by placing them as close as
possible to you.
Use container to raise test tube racks
Use both hands to open and close test
Use cap removers to minimize pinch
Use a vortexer
mixer rack instead of holding tubes by
Avoid resting arms on the sharp edges of
the workstation or lab bench.
Remove drawers, supplies, refrigerators
from under the cabinet or hood to provide
If you must stand to work at the hood or
cabinet alternate between feet, wear
low-heeled shoes with good cushioning or
use anti-fatigue floor mats.
Take short breaks to relieve forearm and
Maintain straight wrists and keep elbows
close to the body.