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Ergonomics Programs

There are five aspects of ergonomics: safety, comfort, ease of use, productivity/performance, and aesthetics. Ergonomics is a science concerned with the ‘fit’ between people and their work. It takes account of the worker's capabilities and limitations in seeking to ensure that tasks, equipment, information and the environment suit each worker.

Please see the following helpful Ergonomics guides:

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Ergonomic Stress Checklists

Checklist for Evaluation of Ergonomic Stress in Industrial Shops 

It is the beginning of a new year - and it may be a great opportunity to check out our work environment to ensure our tasks and work sites are ergonomically setup to avoid undue stress or strain on our bodies, i.e., proper tools, repetitive tasks, workstation setup -- a small adjustment can make a big difference.

Contact safety@nps.edu and set up an appointment to visit your work site and conduct a one-on-one survey.

 

Checklist for Evaluation of Ergonomic Stress in Offices 

It is the beginning of a new year - and it may be a great opportunity to check out our work environment to ensure we are ergonomically positioned in our chairs and in front of computer keyboards and screens. Symptoms such as stiff shoulders, neck, painful arms or wrists may be a symptoms of a poorly adjusted chair or keyboard tray height -- a small adjustment can make a big difference.

Contact safety@nps.edu and set up an appointment to visit your work site and conduct a one-on-one survey.