The Ergonomics program is a division of Risk Management and Insurance at Colorado State University. Although one of the major goals of the program is to prevent ergonomic-related injuries through education, evaluation of workstations and work practices, and implementation of ergonomic control strategies, ergonomics also seeks to minimize inefficiencies, improve productivity, and increase employee health.

What is Ergonomics?

Ergonomics is the science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands (tasks, work spaces, controls, displays, tools, lighting, and equipment) to the capabilities of the working population. The goal of ergonomics is to prevent soft tissue injuries and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) caused by sudden or sustained exposure to force, vibration, repetitive motion, and awkward posture. (Adapted from NIOSH)

The CSU Ergonomics program offers a variety of ergonomic-related services, including but not limited to ergonomic evaluations for the both office/computer environment and those outside of the office (i.e. laboratory, custodial, food services, etc.) customized job-specific training and educational sessions, as well as product and equipment assessment and review.

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