What is Ergonomics?

Ergonomics, also called Human Factors, is the process of fitting jobs to people and people to jobs. Ergonomics is concerned with the "fit" between the person, equipment, and their office environment. Effective ergonomic design reduces discomfort and risk of injury while increasing productivity and job satisfaction. Ergonomics is important because preventing the problem is easier than trying to cure it. Good ergonomics is good economics.

The following two sections contain resources for your office workstation and personal recommendations for healthy habits:

Office Recommendations

These tips will help you interact with your workstation to reduce your risk of injury and improve your productivity.

Equipment Solutions

Ergonomic Evaluation

The SFBLI Ergonomics Team is working in the building by floor and department to upgrade offices with ergonomic equipment solutions including offering short office stretch breaks. If you have immediate needs for an ergonomic evaluation, contact Jason Humphrey to set up an appointment. Jason will come to your workstation and ergonomically assess your area and make recommendations. A follow-up survey will be sent to you at a later date to see if the recommendations solved your ergonomic issues.