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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:

Stretches and Exercises

Tips to avoid injury

Back at Your Desk How to move in your chair

Vendors for Ergonomic Products

AliMed(800) 225-2610
ErgoGenesis(800) 364-5299
Ergotron(800) 888-8458
Fellowes(800) 945-4545
HealthPostures(800) 277-1841
The Human Solutions(800) 531-3746
Humanscale(800) 400-0625
Office Master(877) 776-5678
Varidesk(888) 399-8274

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.

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