It is ideal to take a proactive approach to ergonomics in the office environment. A proper workstation set-up and appropriate self-management can be very effective in preventing musculoskeletal injuries.
The Uvic Office Ergonomics program involves the following resources:
- The Office Ergonomics Self-Inspection Checklist is intended to highlight key aspects of a good ergonomic work environment. It is an assessment tool that allows an individual to consider various aspects of a workstation set-up.
- After completing the checklist, you can refer to Potential Solutions to help you set up your computer workstation correctly and teach you how to make adjustments when you are experiencing discomfort.
- Stretching and exercise can be useful as part of an overall program that includes risk identification, assessment and control. After you have correctly set up your workstation, you may want to incorporate some regular Office Stretches into your day.
- For additional support, classroom based Office Ergonomics Courses are offered on a regular basis. We can answer questions that you may have about your own workstation.
- An ergonomic office equipment loaner service is available from OHSE to help fine-tune your workstation. We have document holders, mini-keyboards, touch pads, laptop holders, gel wrist pads, and other devices that employees can try out before purchasing at the Computer store. Please contact Cathy Boraston at email@example.com or 250-472-5462 to arrange for this service.
- In addition to our classroom based training sessions, you can contact our office for consultation on more complex and higher risk ergonomic issues on campus. This includes, but it is not limited to, issues around workflow in multi-user spaces and jobs with high physical demands. These situations may require on-site visits and consultation with managers and employees.
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