Workstation ergonomics focuses on the employee and how their work area affects their body. Improper posture, typing techniques and office configurations can, over time contribute to chronic muscular skeletal disorders. The goal of this program is to address these problems before they become an issue. Using guidelines developed by nationally recognized consensus standards EH&S will work with University staff to ensure that they are able to maintain “The Neutral Position.” This is the ideal typing posture where both static and dynamic muscle loads are minimized reducing the risk of a muscular skeletal disorder.
EH&S Ergonomic Services Include:
- Individual workstation ergonomic evaluations
- Recommendations for disabled or injured employees
- Group training on workstation ergonomic principles
- Recommendations for ergonomic office equipment and furniture
If you are interested in any of these services please contact EH&S at: 545-2682,
For additional information on Workstation Ergonomics please visit the Occupational Safety & Health Administrations web page: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/computerworkstations/