Ergonomics is the science of matching an individual with his/her workstation or job to optimize well-being and prevent injuries. Ergonomics is concerned with the "fit" between people and their work. It takes into account the worker's capabilities and limitations in seeking to ensure that tasks, equipment, information, and the environment suit each worker.

Proper ergonomic design is necessary to prevent repetitive strain injuries, which can develop over time and can lead to long-term disability. The five main aspects of ergonomics are safety, comfort, ease of use, productivity/performance, and aesthetics.

Information is provided below to help you match your workstation or job to optimize your well-being and prevent injuries.

Contacts and Links
Campus Ergonomic Specialists and Ergonomics Specialists (website resources)

Office (computer) Ergonomics
Ergo Self-Assessment and PC Station setup diagram
Computer Workstation eTool and Office Ergo PowerPoint
10 Best Benefits of Standing and How to Relieve Computer Eye Strain

Craft-Labor Workers Ergonomics
Ergo Self-Assessment and Ergo for Farm Workers
Selecting Non-Power tools and Lessons for lifting
Craft Labor Ergo powerPoint

Lab Workers Ergonomics
Ergo Self-Assessment and Lab Ergo powerPoint