What is Ergonomics?
Ergonomics is the scientific study of people at work. The goal of ergonomics is to reduce stress and eliminate injuries associated with bad posture, the overuse of muscles, and repeated tasks. Workplace ergonomic assessments help identify and promote better workplace layout, design, and equipment, to improve staff’s comfort and productivity.
Alternative Workstation Ergonomics
In light of the current Shelter-in-Place situation, Campus has information and updates on best practices during this time, including ergonomic tips for alternative workstations from University Health Services. Follow the Campus links below:
Requesting an Ergo Assessment
When you are ready to request for an ergo assessment of your workstation, please send an email to Facilities. Haas Facilities will send you information on how to complete a required online workshop. Once you have completed the workshop and some paperwork, Facilities will submit your request through University Health Services, which will schedule your ergo.
Please note, ergonomics matching grant funds can only be used once at any given department at UCB. Though if you already used your funds once at Haas, you can still arrange for an ergo assessment in your current workstation.