Safe Reaching Zone

The safe reach zone is the area of your desk that is easily accessible without straining the body. Take the time to organize your desk for better comfort and efficiency. Your work environment dictates how you use your body.  Take the time to modify your work environment to better suit your needs and your body will follow.  Keep every thing you need frequently as close to you as possible to avoid over reaching and twisting.

Reaching Zone Definitions:

Green: Constantly used items

  • Keyboard
  • Mouse

Yellow: Items used frequently

  • Reference Documents
  • Phone
  • Writing Utensils
  • Beverage

Red: Items used infrequently

  • Binders
  • Printer
  • Files

Note: you may try placing infrequently used items far enough away that you are required to stand up to access them.