Workstation Ergonmics

Workstation ergonomics focuses on the employee and how their work area affects their body.  Improper posture, typing techniques and workstation configurations can, over time contribute to chronic muscular skeletal disorders.  Using guidelines developed by nationally recognized consensus standards, the goal is to ensure employees 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.   

A review of the document attached to this page provides general guidelines of how your body should be positioned while sitting at our workstation. 

EH&S will provide telephone consulation for those who have a question as they perform a self check according to the above Computer Workstation Self Check  as well as for consultation puprposes for other Ergonimic questions. 

Workstation reviews for employees who have a medical need are managed through the UMA Accessible Workplace Coordinator, at 413-545-1842

For additional information on Workstation Ergonomics please visit the Occupational Safety & Health Administrations web page: