Copy Stands, Clips and Document Holders: Part I

When you type from hard copy into the computer, i.e. data entry, you should use some sort of copy stand, clip or document holder.  When the paper you are typing from is lying flat on the desk beside the monitor, you need to rotate your head and flex your neck to read it.  Then when you look back at the screen, you need to rotate and straighten your neck.  Depending on how good of a typist you are, this can happen quite frequently and for most people would be considered repetitive motion (See Risk Factors:  Repetition – 09/10/20)  This can result in head, neck, and shoulder discomfort if done on a regular basis.  As to which one to use – copy stand, clip or document holder – stay tuned until the next post…

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