is a broad term and can be applied to all work
activities that are performed at the University.
A simple definition of ergonomics is the study
of work, including the people, equipment, environment
and the process. The goal of an ergonomic program
is to fit the equipment, environment and process
to the worker in an effort to reduce or eliminate
the worker's repetitive motion, overexertion,
and use of awkward postures.
is available to provide workplace assessments
for individuals that work in any capacity at the
university. The assessment would include an evaluation
of current work tasks and the equipment and body
mechanics that are used to perform them. After
the assessment, recommendations are made on how
to adjust these items to minimize stress and strain
on the body.
REHS can provide departmental or individual training
on safe lifting and handling of materials and
computer workstation training, which addresses
the placement and selection of the computer, mouse,
keyboard, chair and posture.
you would like to learn how to assess your own
computer workstation, you may contact REHS or
use the following link:
University Ergonomics Web - Ergo Tips
Cornell University Ergonomics Web - Tips for Using a Laptop