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Ergonomic Solutions for You

Help yourself to ergonomic solutions that reduce discomfort and injuries.

Due to the COVID-19 campus closure, many employees will be working from home. EH&S wants to provide ergonomic support to telecommuters and other remote workers during this period. Utilize use the following Ergonomics Where You Work resources to help optimize your workspaces:  

Computer workers

Training and Evaluation

Get ergonomic training and a workstation evaluation by following the steps below.

Step 1:

Complete the Healthy Working Office Ergonomics Self-Evaluation and Training eCourse on UC Learning Center.

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

Based on your answers in the tutorial, a Personal Ergonomic Recommendation Report will be generated for you at the end of the course. It is your ergonomic evaluation report.

Step 2:

Download and read your Personal Ergonomic Recommendation Report. It describes how to adjust your workstation.

Step 3:

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

Step 4:

Approximately 15 days after implementing changes, update your Healthy Working Office Ergonomics Self-Evaluation and Training profile:

  • Return to the Healthy Working Office Ergonomics Self-Evaluation and Training eCourse on UC Learning Center.
  • Press the Start button to open the eCourse.
  • In the 'Status panel' select (2) Tier 1 Self Evaluation.
  • After submitting your answers, an updated Personal Ergonomic Recommendation Report is generated for you.

Home-Based Solutions

These days, many employees work both at a campus-based computer workstation and at a home-based computer workstation. To assist with the increase in home-based work-set ups, the Environment, Health and Safety's Ergonomics Team wants to provide ergonomic support to both campus-based office workers and telecommuters and other remote workers.

Please use the Ergonomic Web-based Tutorials, Tip Sheets and Links to provide you with the support you need to maintain greater health and well-being and reduce ergonomic-related injuries. Utilize use the following resources to help optimize your workspaces either on campus and at home:

Non-computer workers

Non-computer (repetitive or manual) workers, follow these steps to learn how to protect your back from injury.

Step 1:

Complete the Maintaining a Healthy Back eCourse on UC Learning Center.

This eCourse provides information on risk factors, lifting techniques, and posture.

Step 2:

Email us using the email at the bottom of this page.

Resources

Campus Funded employees contact EH&S Ergo Team.
Notice: Ergonomics information, training, and services are intended exclusively for UC San Diego employees and affiliates.