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 that seeks to minimize or eliminate exposure to injury risk factors by designing tools, equipment, workstations, and processes to meet the capabilities of humans. By identifying problem jobs and job tasks, evaluating and quantifying the identified ergonomic risks, and implementing the appropriate control strategies, tools and equipment will improve, productivity will increase, and risk for injury will minimize.

To ensure a safe workplace and reduced employee exposure to recognized ergonomic hazards, an ergonomic evaluation is often necessary and highly recommended. Employee participation also plays a large role in the ergonomics process at CSU and employees are highly encouraged to become active in the ergonomics program. One may do this through evaluation of their own workstation and/or work processes, coordination of training sessions or review of equipment and tools as well as becoming more educated and empowered to make recognizing ergonomic risks part of their daily responsibilities.

The CSU Ergonomics program offers a variety of ergonomic related services, customized job-specific training, and educational sessions, product, equipment assessment, and review. Please review specific information available in the menu to the left.

Contact CSU’s Ergonomics Manager
for additional information or with any questions.