Office Ergonomics

Proper body position and mechanics is an important part of working safely. Simply stated, ergonomics is adjusting and arranging your work environment to fit you and your body. This may also require changing your body position for certain jobs and breaking bad habits such as poor posture.

For employees who work in offices, the college provides an adjustable chair, 'Office Master', 'Drive', or 'HON', and a table set to the correct height or keyboard tray. If you require alternative office furniture to meet a medical need, please contact the Director of Human Resources.

This page provides information to help you evaluate and improve the ergonomics of your work. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Office of Environmental Health, Safety, & Sustainability at ext. 2529 or email.

Office Ergonomics
General Guidelines

Chair Adjustments —
Office Master Chair click on ADJUSTMENTS
Standard 'Drive' Chair
newer model 
Standard 'Drive' Chair older model 
Note: The older model chair has a 3 in 1 Control™ under the right side of the seat. The newer model has 3 separate controls.
Criterion Chair
HON Chair click on FEATURES [must use Internet Explorer]

Exercises —
UCLA
University of Virginia
Mayo Clinic
Berkley

- For questions or assistance in assessing your work area 
Nancy E. Apple, ext. 2529, Environmental Health, Safety, and Sustainability
 
- For ergonomic computer tables and chairs
Michael Buckley, ext. 2271, or Gary Laverdiere, ext. 2237, Facilities Management
 
- For ergonomic supplies information
Mary Heyer, ext. 2181, LITS, [keyboards, trackball]
 
Material Handling
Safe Lifting and Carrying

Tools and Links
Laptop Users  [Berkley]
Safe Lifting  [Berkley]
Workstation Checklist  [Berkley]