If you work with pipettes and other lab equipment, you've most likely discussed proper techniques in terms of practicing laboratory ergonomics. A lot of ergonomic advice begins to sound the same; Keep your instruments close so you aren't overextending your arms, make sure you are working in a neutral position, and try not to bend and crane your neck while looking down for hours on end. But what about actual stretching advice to effectively help with longevity to last throughout your work day?
It's a good pipetting practice to get up from the lab bench every 20 or 30 minutes. Try to do all or part of this stretching routine several times throughout the day.
While we tend to think of an ergonomics keyboard or a standing desk when it comes to improving working conditions, ergonomic practices apply to many facets of our lab workspaces as well. This free poster will serve as a reminder for everyone in your lab to get up and stretch!
Tip: Gently pull your elbow across your chest toward your opposite shoulder. Hold for 10 seconds and relax. Do this for both shoulders a couple times.
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