The location of frequently used devices (keyboard, phone, and mouse) should remain within the repetitive access (primary work zone). Those items that are used occasionally should remain in the secondary work zone.
A telephone that is placed too far away from the user and/or prolonged conversations on the phone can result in strain on the shoulder, arm, and neck.
Possible solutions for telephone use include:
- Placing the telephone close to you to minimize repeated reaching;
- Use a "hands-free" heat set if your job requires you to spend a lot of time on the phone.