What is the Proper Height for a Standing Desk?

by Ellen O'Hearn July 07, 2015

At Stand Steady, we take ergonomics seriously. According to the United States Department of Labor’s website for Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), for standing at standing desk computer workstations, OSHA recommends, “The user's legs, torso, neck, and head are approximately in-line and vertical. The user may also elevate one foot on a rest while in this posture.”

 Below are some additional basics for using a standing desk at work; such as what is the proper height for a standing desk? The answer is the proper height is different for everyone depending on these factors:

1) Your elbows should be at a 90 degree angle to the desktop, (which requires an adjustable height desk, such as a Stand Steady standing desk, since everyone is a different height).

2) The top of your monitor should align with your eyes.

3) Use an anti-fatigue mat, such as the Diplomat, to reduce joint stress.

4) Take a few sitting breaks throughout the day.

 

 

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