Ergonomics is an applied science which emphasizes the importance of designing workstations (i.e. office furniture or industrial work areas and equipment) so the workstation fits the individual worker. The objective is to "design out" as many ergonomic risk factors as possible in an effort to reduce musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). Ergonomics is also referred to as Human Factors.
The following fact sheets are available on this page:
- Take our online Ergonomic Education training
- UMD's Self Evaluation Checklist
- Ergonomic Chair Criteria
- Ergonomics - Basic Tips video
- Laptop Ergonomics
- OSHA's Computer Workstation Checklists
- Cornell University Ergonomics Web
- Computer Related Repetitive Strain Injury
- OSHA's Ergonomics website
- Kid's Health: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Vendors for Ergonomic Products
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The vendor listing on this page is for the information and convenience of the University of Maryland (UMD) community, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by UMD or the UMD Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk.