Stanford University

Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the study of the relationship between people, their work, and their physical work environment. The purpose of Stanford University’s Ergonomics Program is to promote employee health by limiting ergonomic risk factors. This section presents best practices for workplace ergonomics.

For any Ergonomic-related questions or concerns, contact us at ergonomics@lists.stanford.edu

New at Stanford?

Welcome! Here’s are the first steps for work-related ergonomics assistance:

  1. Take the appropriate training: training is available for computer ergonomics, safe lifting/manual handling, and laboratory ergonomics. EHS-3400 Ergonomics Computer Workstation
  2. Evaluate your workstation: use guidelines discussed in the training to evaluate your workstation. Work with your supervisor to identify and correct workplace deficiencies.
  3. Additional assistance: if you have completed the training and evaluated your workplace, and need additional help, contact EH&S at (650) 736-4392 or email.
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