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Ergonomic Computer Workstation

Learn how to set up an ergonomically correct computer workstation.

Take the Computer Ergonomics eCourse

Ergonomic Training

The RSS Ergonomics Training Modules help identify various ergonomic best practices and workable ergonomic solutions.

Employees can access these ergonomic-related resources via RSS Computer Ergonomics Solutions. Accessible 24/7 from a computer, RSS Computer Ergonomics is an online solution that provides insights into how an employee’s workstation fits and meets their needs.

How to get training and complete a self-assessment:

  1. Access the RSS Computer Ergonomics Assessment website
  2. Log in with your campus sign-on credentials
  3. Select Computer Ergonomics Self-Assessment on the right-hand navigation menu
  4. Then select Start Assessment and Continue to go through the training and then the assessment

RSS Application Portal

Note:  This Self-Assessment and Training replaces the Healthy Working Office Ergonomics Self-Evaluation and Training


This is the first and most important step.

This eCourse simultaneously evaluates your computer workstation and teaches you basic ergonomic principles.

Based on your answers, a Personal Ergonomic Recommendation Report will be generated for you at the end of the course. It is your ergonomic evaluation report and describes how to adjust your workstation.

Implement the recommendations, including workplace adjustments, obtaining additional equipment, and behavioral changes. 

Explore product availability

  • Look for adjustable features on desks, chairs, keyboard trays, and other workstation equipment.
  • Read these Purchasing pages before you buy furniture:
    • Consult with the EHS Ergo Team regarding ergonomic products. Contact the Ergo Team at the email below this page.
  • Select ergonomic equipment that best meets your needs and budget.

Need money for procurement ergo purchases?

Find out how to qualify and apply for funding assistance from Environment, Health & Safety to purchase ergonomically-designed products from procurement.

Ergonomic Task Chair Product Guidelines

Use the Ergonomic Requirements for Task Chairs checklist to determine whether or not a task chair meets UC ergonomics requirements.

Hoteling and Shared Space Guidelines

Use the UC Ergonomics Requirements for Onsite Hoteling/Shared Computer Workstations criteria to ensure that shared hoteling spaces allow employees to work safely and productively.

Learn how to adjust and use your equipment

Be involved and available during assembly, installation, and adjustment of your workstation equipment. Make sure you know how to adjust and use your equipment before the installer leaves.

  • Work with the installer to be sure your workstation is adjusted to your physical needs:
    • Desk: Make correct height adjustments.
    • Keyboard tray: Ensure proper location and adjustability.
    • Chair: Consult the chair user guide and adjust applicable features (seat pan, armrests, lumbar support, etc.).

Need a refresher on how to set up your workstation?


Home-based office set-up tips

Additional assistance with setting up a computer workstation

Campus Funded employees contact EH&S Ergo Team

For UCSD Health or Medical Center-Funded Employees, please visit UCSD Health Ergonomic Evaluation Request or contact if you have questions.

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Notice: Ergonomics information, training, and services are intended exclusively for UC San Diego employees and affiliates.