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. 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.
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: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/computerworkstations/