At We’ve Got Your Back, we specialize in helping you create a healthy and productive work environment for yourself and your employees. Anyone who spends most of their time at a desk using a computer and its corresponding accessories will benefit greatly from having ergonomic options available to them. Keyboard trays are often overlooked, but make a world of difference in how well your team works.
How can ergonomic keyboard trays help improve health and work performance for you and your team? Keep reading to find out.
What Are Ergonomic Keyboard Trays?
Keyboard trays allow you type on a stable surface, but not all of them are created equal, and often the trays that come with desks are not ergonomically-friendly. Ergonomic trays are designed to allow the user to sit comfortably with proper bodily alignment while they type and use their mouse.
Employees who are able to type while maintaining a healthy posture feel less strain and discomfort throughout their entire body, but especially in the wrists, back and neck. Being able to work without the distraction of the aches and pains associated with improper posture makes a world of difference in workplace performance. Your team can focus on their tasks, and not how uncomfortable they may feel.
When To Use Keyboard Trays?
Pay attention to how you and your employees sit while typing. According to AliMed Inc, “Research shows that wrist- and posture-friendly computing is best supported when the keyboard is angled away from the user and placed below desk level, allowing the users’ wrists to remain straight and the elbows opened to a greater-than-90-degree angle.”
If you notice that you or your team members type with their wrists turned towards them or with tight, enclosed elbows, a keyboard tray is needed. Using an appropriately placed keyboard tray to correct typing posture will help you avoid long-term health conditions such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which has a serious impact on work performance including restriction of typing and even time off.
We’ve Got Your Back has multiple keyboard trays to choose from that can be attached to different style desks and adjust to fit the user’s specific height needs – including switching from a sitting to standing position. This simple change will have a tremendous impact on your workplace performance. Visit We’ve Got Your Back today to pick out your new tray.