Training for products supported by the ACT Center is offered for individuals learning a new product or needing additional training. A list of all products that we support can be found at our Software Support page.
Each training session is customized for the individual. At the end of each training session, the trainer will evaluate your progress and determine the number of visits necessary to reach the goal.
Creating a healthy work environment when working at home, can help relieve muscle tension, improve focus and increase productivity. If your workstation is not setup properly, according to the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA), long hours spent on the computer can be uncomfortable and painful. Your surroundings (lighting and noise), equipment (furniture and technology), work habits, and health concerns all play a role in levels of efficiency.
It is important to understand the fundamentals of “best posture” in order to build a comfortable workstation and prevent injury. The goal is to alleviate tension on any of the muscles while working. The better you feel, the more productive you will be.
Self-Evaluate your Workstation
Refer to ACT Center’s website for tips to Evaluate Your Workstation.
Tips for Pain Relief
If you experiencing pain in any of the following areas, explore the suggestions below:
If you have access to an adjustable standing desk, alternative keyboard or mouse, supportive chair, or anti-fatigue mat, these are all excellent tools for building a healthy workstation. If you are looking for something specific, there are many adjustable, supportive products available online at Amazon, Ergotron, Varidesk, and Ergoguys.
Creative Ideas with Household Items:
Remember…Take a Break!
One of the best things you can do for your body is move throughout the day. It is hard on your muscles and cardiovascular system, sitting for long hours at a time. Even if you cannot create the “ideal” workstation, you can still move and stretch throughout the day to relieve any muscle tension. Take a five-minute stretch break at least every hour. During lunchtime, take a walk, do some chores, or take in a yoga video.
Need More Assistance?
Additional help with your workstation is available through the Adaptive Computing Technology (ACT) Center Ergonomic Evaluation. An Ergonomics Specialist can evaluate your workstation, via Zoom, and make recommendations.