What is Ergonomics?
Ergonomics is the science of fitting the task to the worker to maximize productivity while reducing discomfort, fatigue, and injury.
What do I do if I am in need of an assessment?
- Try adjusting your workstation by:
- Reviewing the Healthy Workstation Guidelines and What to look for in Office Chairs in the resources section.
- If an in person assessment is still needed:
- Contact your supervisor. It is important that your supervisor is aware of your request.
Contact Safety & Risk Management to schedule an in person assessment.
Telecommuting—also known as working from home (WFH), working remotely, or e-commuting—is a work arrangement in which the employee works outside the office. Often this means working from home or at a location close to home, such as coffee shops, libraries, or co-working spaces.
Ergonomic recommendations when telecommuting.
- Healthy Workstation Guidelines
- Breaks - When should I take them?
- Office Chairs - What to look for?
- Workstation Stretches
- Avoid Ergonomic Injuries
- On-the-Job Injuries
- Lift Right
- Practice Good Ergonomics
- Sit Right
- Take a Break
- What You See Could Hurt You
Ergonomic Tips & Checklists