Ergonomics

An Ergonomic Work Station

The following information on ergonomics will enable computer users to complete an ergonomic self-evaluation that will assist in improving ergonomic settings and workstation comfort.

By completing a self-evaluation, employees should be able to identify and make key workstation and equipment item adjustments.

Ergonomic Self-Evalution Steps

Step 1 - Familiarize and adjust your workstation and posture using this Ergonomics for the Computer Workstation (PDF).

Pay attention to your chair, body posture, keyboard, mouse, and monitor placement. After you position yourself and workstation equipment as shown in the illustration, go to step 2.

Step 2 - Evaluate your workstation and postures using the US Department of Labor - Computer Workstation Checklist 

Step 3 - Based on results from the US Department of Labor - Computer Workstation Checklist, determine if improvements can be made to body posture, existing furniture, and accessories or if any additional furniture and accessories are needed. If you answered "No" to any of the questions on the checklist, review the applicable workstation components on the Computer Workstation Checklist site.

Step 4 - Request and/or procure the appropriate furniture and/or accessories as needed.

  • Contact Procurement at 924-1568 for ergonomic furniture items: chairs, workstations, adjustable keyboard trays, and monitor arms.
  • Contact the HR Safety Specialist at 924-2155 if you have any questions about the ergonomics program.

Additional Ergonomics Resources