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The simplest definition of ergonomics is fitting the job to the worker. The goal of ergonomics is to enhance the worker's comfort, health and productivity.

If ergonomics is not considered when designing a job or workstation, injuries can occur. Ergonomic-related injuries are observed in the office environment, laboratories and material handling jobs.

The goal of this web page is to provide guidelines to improve a workstation or job to prevent injuries from occurring.

Computer Ergonomics

If you have questions regarding computer ergonomics please refer to the self-help information provided on the EHRS web page.

or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration web page
http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/computerworkstations/index.html.

Please note that additional ergonomic training is now available in video format through Knowledge Link.  "Making it Fit-Improving Office Comfort", "Out of the Office-Ergonomics For The Mobile Worker" and "Protecting Your Back" can be self-assigned by typing the title into the "Find Learning" box on your Knowledge Link page.

If you still have questions or if you have been diagnosed with a repetitive stress injury please contact the EHRS ergonomics staff.