Search for Ideas

What do you want to fix?


In what Industry?

Your search for ideas that may reduce "Awkward Posture - Bent Wrists" in "Office Work" found :

2 Tip Sheets, Checklists and Principles
4 Tools and Equipment
10 Other Publications

Expand or collapse. Please read an important message about links on this page.


Although L&I staff have reviewed the ideas found on this bank to make sure they are consistent with the general practice of ergonomics, L&I does not endorse any commercial products found on this site. "Links" to other information sources are provided as a courtesy, but we cannot vouch for or take responsibility for information contained beyond files administered by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Links from this page do not represent or imply the endorsement of commercial products by the State of Washington, Labor and Industries, or by departmental staff. For more information, read L&I's Intended Usage policy.

In addition, the presence of an idea on this site does not guarantee that it will eliminate any particular hazardous exposures. Employers and employees must work together to ensure that ideas chosen are effective in eliminating the hazards in a particular workplace.

These totals include ideas at the bottom of each list for "Awkward Posture - Bent Wrists" in all industries

Tip Sheets, Checklists and Principles

Back to top

Idea Name Description

School staff ergonomics - tip sheet (PDF)

Document lists ergonomics tips for teachers, custodians, kitchen workers, librarians and adminstrators, as well as for students. Also includes links to helpful web sites for school ergonomics. May reduce bent back, bent wrists, awkward and heavy lifting, carrying, and intensive keying.
Results for "Awkward Posture - Bent Wrists" in all industries:

Tools, hand, guidelines (PDF)

Tip sheet describes features to look for when selecting hand tools, as well as links to vendors of tools designed with those features. Includes recommendations that may reduce forceful gripping, wrist bending, awkward arm postures, repetitive motions and vibration.

Tools and Equipment

Back to top

Idea Name Description

Height adjustable monitor and keyboard positioning unit

Electric powered, height adjustable unit sits on top of a work surface to create a sit-stand workstation without changing the current fixed work surface. The unit allows for independent height adjustment of the computer monitor and keyboard, and for changing the keyboard angle. Laptop or notebook computers users can benefit if it is used with either an external keyboard or monitor. May reduce awkward neck, arm, and wrist postures.

Workbench supports, height adjustable, retrofit

Add-on kit consists of hydraulic cylinders and crank arm or electric switch, which can be mounted on workbenches, tables, pieces of equipment, etc. to allow up to 16 inches of height adjustability.
Results for "Awkward Posture - Bent Wrists" in all industries:

Cart, lift and tilt

This cart has two independent features to bring materials closer to the worker--it adjusts in height and has a tilting function.

Suction cups, handle

Manually operated double suction cup with handle. Provides a handle to grip while lifting, pushing, or pulling items where there was none before. Can be applied to smooth, flat, nonporous surfaces such as glass, metal, plastic, laminate, linoleum, fiberglass, etc. May reduce bent wrists or forceful pinching.

Other Publications

Back to top

Idea Name Description

Cost benefit case studies (PDF)

A series of case studies describing the return on investment (ROI) from ergonomics projects. Savings came from reduced sick leave, turnover, workers' compensation claims and wage costs, as well as improvements in productivty and work quality. Includes examples from manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture, landscaping, construction, warehousing, transportation, and other industries (PDF, 156 pages, 2006).
Results for "Awkward Posture - Bent Wrists" in all industries:

Computer workstation - OSHA guidelines

A website containing a set of ergonomic principles for office workstations, chairs, computers, keyboard, mouse, monitor, documents, and environment.

Ergonomics fact sheets - Department of Defense

A series of short fact sheets on ergonomics principles which help improve the workplace. May show ideas to prevent several hazards for musculoskeletal disorders at work.

Ergonomics success stories

OSHA website that lists many companies who have had success with ergonomics. Company success stories are grouped by industry type. Each story provides a brief description of the problem, solution, and result.

Hand Tools - Guide to select Non-Powered tools

Booklet that helps you select ergonomically designed non-powered hand tools. Illustrations, and checklist for the selection of hand tools. May help in reducing forceful pinching and gripping; awkward wrist postures and contact stress. (NIOSH and California OSHA PDF. 14 pages)

Ideas for ergonomic solutions - booklet (PDF)

This booklet describes methods for analyzing jobs for WMSD hazards and provides real world examples of solutions. Safety Concerns: On pages 3 and 33, the appropriate personal protective equipment, e.g. safety footwear, should be in use when heavy loads and equipment are used (WAC 296-800-16060).

Ideas for worksite modification - booklet (PDF)

Collection of ideas for worksite modifications intended for injured workers with physical limitations. Safety Concerns: On page 45, when using hooks to lift objects, make sure you meet the requirements of WAC 296-24-23515(4). On page 48, the appropriate fall protection for this job is a full body harness according to WAC 296-24-23027(16). It says "(16) Powered industrial trucks used as order pickers (see Figure 1), that do not have standard guardrails on all open sides, must be equipped with a safety harness, lanyard, and a tie-off point approved by the manufacturer. Fall protection equipment must meet the criteria outlined in WAC 296-24-88050, Appendix C - personal fall arrest systems."

Job rotation -- article (PDF)

Article provides background and guidance for using job rotation. Provides pros and cons and practical implications of using a job rotation schedule. May reduce worker exposure to work-related musculoskeletal disorder (WMSD) risk factors.

Program development - NIOSH ergonomics guidelines

Booklet from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health that describes the elements necessary for a successful ergonomics program, including identifying concerns, providing training, implementing solutions, and managing health care for injured employees. Includes a toolbox that discusses ergonomics principles and provides several examples of successful solutions. May reduce awkward postures, forceful gripping and pinching, repetitive motions, heavy, frequent and awkward lifting, vibration, pushing and pulling forces, carrying and pressure from sharp edges (1997, 133 pages).

Tools, hand - selection guidelines NIOSH/CalOSHA (PDF)

Booklet covering ergonomic features that should be considered when selecting non-powered hand tools. Includes a 2-page practical checklist for the selection of hand tools. May reduce forceful pinching and gripping, bent wrists and other awkward postures, and pressure from hard or sharp edges. (PDF, 20 pages, 2004)

New Search

End of main content, page footer follows.

Access Washington official state portal

   © Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries. Use of this site is subject to the laws of the state of Washington.

Help us improve