What is Ergonomics?

Ergonomics is the study of how your body interacts with your environment when you perform a task or activity. Ergonomics often involves arranging your environment, including equipment, tools, lighting, and how you do a task, to fit you and the activity you are doing.

The purpose of implementing an ergonomics program is to create an awareness and reduce job-related musculoskeletal injuries (back injury, carpel tunnel, strains, tendonitis etc.) caused by falls, repetitive movements, awkward postures, reaching, bending over, lifting heavy objects, applying pressure or force, or working with vibrating tools.   

The attached program will assist you in learning more about ergonomics and provide recommendations on how to properly arrange your work area to prevent potential musculoskeletal injuries.

Computer workstation self-check list

For information on back safety and proper lifting techniques, please see attachment

For information on back exercises, please see attachment

OSHA Back Safety Web Course