Faculty/Staff Ergonomics

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The Be Well at Work - Ergonomics Program promotes healthy campus work environments through workshops, consultation and coordination of the campus network of departmental computer workstation evaluators. Our goal is to help fit jobs to people.

Ergo Update:  Instructional videos and handout are now available for:

How to Adjust an Ergonomics Office Chair (video)

Back Talk: Stretching and Strengthening Exercises (video)

Back Talk Handout

People like to learn in all sorts of ways.  Listening to an expert, reading information, watching someone else do something or practicing the task themselves. 

The new Ergonomics Office Chair video focuses on the 5 key adjustments to make on your office chair or when assisting someone else with adjusting theirs.  You can return to the video again and again. 

The Back Talk video was made in partnership with University Health Services Physical Therapy and walks you through the stretching and strenghthening exercises that increase flexibility and strength for the low back and legs.  The highlighted exercises are the same ones practiced in the Back Talk workshop.  The Back Talk handout provides more indepth information on each exercise and should be used in conjunction with the video.  Better yet, sign up to take the workshop and learn new ways of performing daily activities with less stress to your back.