Posted 6/6/2007 11:53 AM (GMT -7)
Yes, they can, and I did find that it helped a little. Playing w/the contrast & brightness settings from buttons right on the monitor helps also. I think I dimmed both & dimmed room lighting during my test. There are also screens to put across the face of the monitor that claim they'll stop UV light --- I don't really put much faith in these unless you go with something really expensive. If on a Windows XP or earlier machine, find Control Panel/Display - goto the Settings tab, choose Advanced. From there, it can be different depending on your monitor and it's software -- for the computer I'm on right now, its the Monitor tab -- under Screen Refresh Rate it will show what your monitor itself is capable of. I run mine at the highest rate available -- 85Hz. Speed differs w/monitor & video card. If you can't figure it out, send me email & I'll help you w/it. Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus Forum SLE(’00), Sjogren's Syndrome, Raynaud's Syndrome, SAD, Depression, Herpes Simplex 1 Piroxicam, Plaquenil, Cellcept, Prednisone, Xanax, Trazodone, Fosamax, Wellbrutrin SR, Valtrex OTC Daily: Multivitamin, Calcium, B-12, C, D; As Needed: Ibuprofen, Tylenol Sinus Allergies: All Sulfa-based medications; Levofloxacin,   Levaquin DIAGNOSING LUPUS (4 of 11), LUPUS INFORMATION , LUPUS RESOURCES , Donate to HealingWell , Drug Interactions
Posted 6/6/2007 11:55 AM (GMT -7)
I told the facilities management here at my building that I have special needs due to "arthritis" so I got to go down to the basement and pick out a chair out of many chairs. I must have sat in every one until I found the one that worked for me. It has a continuous back and a curved lumbar support. Must have been the most expensive one in there but they were very nice in accomodating for me. I also have a glare/privacy screen for my flat screen computer screen and let me tell you how much a difference it makes. My company is very sensitive to the issues of their employees which is nice. As far as the pavillion, I guess they can't do that because the building does not belong to them but living down here in the south, the outside at this time of year is avoided...sticky!!
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Posted 6/6/2007 12:00 PM (GMT -7)
Another thing that helps in the workplace -- proper ergonomics for typing -- same as old rules for typewriters is best. There are lots of web sites that describe specifics. You can find ergonomics for several kinds of situations online. One thing I do personally disagree with -- w/computer they are putting 'wrist rests' on the front of the keyboard -- for me, this puts my wrist at an angle that can cause carpal tunnel disease. I use the old typewriter method, of holding my hands free *above* the keyboard, with elbows-to-fingers straight. There are also 'natural keyboards', that help a lot w/wrist & overuse issues. The employer can make sure the overhead lights have proper UV filters. Lupus makes me more easily distracted -- a quiet workplace helps. Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus Forum SLE(’00), Sjogren's Syndrome, Raynaud's Syndrome, SAD, Depression, Herpes Simplex 1 Piroxicam, Plaquenil, Cellcept, Prednisone, Xanax, Trazodone, Fosamax, Wellbrutrin SR, Valtrex OTC Daily: Multivitamin, Calcium, B-12, C, D; As Needed: Ibuprofen, Tylenol Sinus Allergies: All Sulfa-based medications; Levofloxacin,   Levaquin DIAGNOSING LUPUS (4 of 11), LUPUS INFORMATION , LUPUS RESOURCES , Donate to HealingWell , Drug Interactions
Posted 6/6/2007 9:36 PM (GMT -7)
If the job lends itself to it, flex hours, job sharing, work from home, etc.

If the "Lupie" is agreeable, it would be a great opportunity if the work place allowed educational materials from Lupus Foundation to be available to employees.
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Posted 6/7/2007 4:44 PM (GMT -7)
I think it would be nice if businesses would use more environmentally friendly cleaning supplies. The strong smell/harsh chemicals are hard to take sometimes. Also possibly having adjustable heating and cooling vents so we don't freeze/bake and end up with a fever and days off work.

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Posted 6/7/2007 6:04 PM (GMT -7)
excellent ideas everyone!!! thanks sooooo much! i never really thought about the glare on the screens, i have sojourns also (havent had time to put it down in my signature) and i DO notice a problem with that. i work in public health so there really is no way to work at home so we're trying to figure out how i and several other "sufferers" can be made more comfortable. if you have anymore suggestions im ALL EARS. :) thanks again everyones. God bless each of you.

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Posted 6/8/2007 5:58 PM (GMT -7)
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Posted 6/8/2007 6:45 PM (GMT -7)
all of that would be nice, but I have to work outside. All year long and for ten years had no a/c in the work trucks. I just got a new work van...Thanks to OSHA now it's requiered in all new vans.
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