Ergonomic Work Practices
- Learn about ergonomic risk factors and how to prevent them.
- Provide ergonomics training and encourage input in ergonomic problem-solving.
- Support your department's computer workstation evaluator.
- Contact the campus Ergonomics Specialist for a worksite assessment of non-computer jobs involving ergonomic risk factors.
- Provide ergonomic workstation furniture and tools.
- Promote frequent, short rest breaks and alternative work activities for staff performing highly repetitive tasks.
- Encourage staff to report symptoms early.
- Send injured employees for medical treatment, report injuries promptly, and implement work restrictions and workplace modifications.
- Seek assistance on ergonomic issues from campus resources when necessary.
Faculty and Staff
- Participate in ergonomics training and problem-solving.
- Implement ergonomic recommendations.
- Choose tools, furniture and equipment that fit your job tasks and your body.
- Listen to your body and adjust your workstation furniture and accessories to support comfortable postures.
- Think before you lift, get help if necessary, and follow safe lifting guidelines.
- Vary your job tasks throughout the day, take frequent short stretch breaks when performing highly repetitive tasks, and perform simple stretches.
- Exercise, including walking and climbing stairs, to build stamina and muscle tone.
- Report work-related injuries to your supervisor promptly