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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
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