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Laptops can be a real pain, especially if not used correctly. OSHA has some suggestions for properly use.

Pain-free computing

Laptop users should use a docking station whenever possible. In the proper upright-sitting posture for computer use, the person's torso and neck are approximately vertical and in-line, the thighs are approximately horizontal, and the lower legs are vertical. For more information, visit the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Good Working Positions page.

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Pain-free computing

When standing, straighten up. Your body should be in a vertical position, no slouching. A user can elevate one foot on a rest while in this postion.

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Pain-free computing

If you must use your notebook on your lap, find a chair that is comfortable to lean back and angle the screen so that you can see it with the least amount of neck deviation.

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