Your safety and comfort checklist – Notebook computer, General prevention

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Notebook computer

WARNING: To reduce the possibility of heat-related injuries or of overheating the computer, do not place the computer directly on your lap or obstruct the computer air vents. Use the computer only on a hard, flat surface. Do not allow another hard surface, such as an adjoining optional printer, or a soft surface, such as pillows or rugs or clothing, to block airflow. Also, do not allow the AC adapter to contact the skin or a soft surface, such as pillows or rugs or clothing, during operation. The computer and the AC adapter comply with the user-accessible surface temperature limits defined by the International Standard for Safety of Information Technology Equipment (IEC 60950).

Do you change postures frequently, seeking a balance between relaxed shoulders and a comfortable neck posture? More
Do you avoid resting your wrists on your thighs while typing? More
When using a keyboard on a couch or bed, do you avoid reclining too far to avoid neck fatigue? More
When computing for long periods, have you tried lifting your notebook computer with a block or book and using an external keyboard and pointing device? More

General prevention

Do you take breaks and walk around briefly, at least once per hour? More
Do you exercise regularly? More
Periodically, do you take inventory of the stress in your life and change what is within your control to change? More
If you experience any symptoms that you think may relate to your using a computer, whether; you experience them during work or at other times, have you consulted a doctor and, if available, your company's health and safety department? More