Ergonomics

Program Overview

Ergonomics is the science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the capabilities of the working population. Effective and successful "fits" assure high productivity, avoidance of illness and injury risks, and increased satisfaction among the workforce. The Safety and Industrial Hygiene Group strives to eliminate work-related Ergonomics Risk Factors by providing multiple resources for employees to refer to, training on the importance of ergonomics, and correcting issues through ergonomic assessments.

An ergonomic assessment consists of analysis of employee work spaces to identify any workplace risk factors that could potentially cause a workplace musculoskeletal disorder. EHSO conducts individual ergonomic assessments in response to work-related incident reports that are determined to be caused by ergonomic-related issues. An ergonomic seminar can be requested for a department to gain information about proper workstation setup and workplace habits. Resources are provided below. Please refer to them for tips on ergonomics such as: proper office desk setup, daily stretches, laboratory risk factors, and more.

To request an ergonomic seminar for your office please email indhyg@emory.edu.