The goal of office ergonomics is to design your office work station so that it fits you and allows for a comfortable working environment for maximum productivity and efficiency. Harper's Office Ergonomics program is through Environmental Health & Safety.
Visit this link to review our Office Ergonomics Webpage.
Did you know that the chair you are sitting on might be adjustable? The two main office chairs that we have on campus are the KI Engage chair and the Steelcase Criterion chair.
An additional chair has been added, called the FourC Task Chair from KI.
Check out this document to learn more about adjusting the new chair!
Depending on which type of chair you are sitting in, there are many different ways on how to adjust them to better fit you. Chair features include:
Remember to maintain a neutral position, meaning:
Do you work at the computer and use a phone at the same time? If so, you might benefit from using a phone headset. Do you do a lot of computer entry from paperwork? If so, maybe you should use a document holder. If you do not already have one of these items and feel that you would benefit from having it, talk with your supervisor.
For more helpful tips about your workstation, view our Ergonomic Procedure.
Or, if you are still having trouble with your chair, schedule an Ergonomic Evaluation today by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or dialing extension x6929. Environmental Health staff will stop by and help adjust your workstation.