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Ergonomics

Employees Ergonomics is defined as the applied science of equipment design for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort. In simple language this means fitting the job to the people assigned with the task, through the design of equipment and procedures. Ergonomics may also be referred to as biotechnology, human engineering, and human factors engineering.  Environmental Health and Safety staff are available upon request to provide ergonomic guidance and assessment of faculty and staff offices, workstations or specific job duties (for office and non-office staff).

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For a guide on how to set up your workstation ergonomically, please refer to the Workplace Ergonomics Sheet

Ergonomic Training for Office Workers

EHS offers a free Ergonomic Training for office workers with practical ergonomic tips and advice for reducing strain, aches, and pains.  Send an email to ohsp@okstate.edu to request a course.

Useful Links:

OSHA: Ergonomics

NIOSH: Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders

NSC: 5-Minute Ergonomics Talk

NSC: Ergonomics Poster

NSC: Ergonomics Checklist

Humanscale: Standing Desk Guide

Humanscale: Mobile Cart Guide

Humanscale: Desk Guide

Humanscale: Standing Wall Station Guide

Department of Wellness: Workplace Ergonomics