Pipetting and standing

MSI risks

Pipette standing bad
  • Workbench positioned too low: results in bending
  • Legs, feet and back can become tired with static and sustained standing

Improved ergonomics

Pipette standing good
  • Use anti-fatigue mat for sustained standing
  • Ergonomics could be further improved by raising the workbench
  • Take micro-breaks: move and stretch


Pipettes provided courtesy of ThermoFisher. Wells and anti-fatigue mat provided courtesy of VWR International.

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