Join us on Tuesday 10/4 from 10-11am to learn the basics of remote ergonomics and how to set up a safe workstation at home.
Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. This class will be held on Wednesday 10/12 from 10-11am.
Learn ways to improve ergonomics in and around the home for everyday tasks. This workshop takes place on Thursday, 10/20 from 10-11am.
The Be Well at Work - Ergonomics Program
The Ergonomics Program promotes healthy campus and home 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.
When working on a computer, it is important to remember that the proper ergonomics design of your computer workstation is important no matter where your “office” may be. To help you have a good computer workstation on campus or at home, please follow the ergonomics steps below:
Step 1: Computer Health Matters Online Course
Step 2: Review the following Resources
Step 3: Choose Computer Workstation Products
Keyboards, Mice and Other Ergonomic Tools
There are a few simple ergonomics products that may improve your home/campus workstation, particularly for those who are now using laptops more than ever. For example, by elevating your laptop (by use of a laptop stand or stack of books) to get the monitor to the correct height and using an external keyboard and mouse, the ergonomics of your home workstation has greatly improved. This list includes keyboards, mice, footrests and laptop stands/risers.
- See a list of pre-approved products.(Home)
- See Additional Work From Home approved products
- See a list of pre-approved products.(Campus)
Chairs and Tables
The standard chairs are listed below and will fit users approximately 5’3’’ to 6’3’’.
Step 4: Apply for the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program
Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program
Funding for this program is limited. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Funding reimbursement will be delayed or denied for applications that are incomplete or provide insufficient supporting documentation.
The matching funds program does not apply to computer workstation furniture for new construction, renovation, and relocation projects.
Applicants must be a UC Berkeley employee with an active appointment of 50% or greater at the time the workstation evaluation and recommended products are purchased.