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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

Company Phone
AliMed 800-225-2610
ErgoGenesis 800-364-5299
Ergo Prise 877-907-8688
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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