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Light and Lens, 3rd Edition by Robert Hirsch

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ADDENDUM 1Safety: Protecting Yourself and Your Digital Imaging Equipment

 

 

 

 

Although working digitally does not expose an imagemaker to hazardous chemicals or fumes, one should be aware of the possible health effects connected to working regularly with a computer.

ERGONOMIC WORKSTATIONS

Many desks and computer-related equipment have hard, angled leading edges that can come in contact with your arm or wrist. These hard edges can create contact stress, affecting blood vessels and nerves, possibly causing tingling and sore fingers. One can minimize contact stress by:

Padding table edges with inexpensive materials, such as pipe insulation.

Using a wrist rest.

Purchasing computer furniture with rounded desktop edges.

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