The UBC Ergonomics program helps to ensure the safety and well-being of employees at the University of British Columbia. It promotes optimal working postures and practices in order to reduce workplace musculoskeletal injuries.
Ergonomics is matching the job to the worker and product to the user. Ergonomics and human factors are often used interchangeably in workplaces. Both describe the interaction between the worker and the job demands. The difference between them is ergonomics focuses on how work affects workers, and human factors emphasizes designs that reduce the potential for human error.
(Definition provided by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)
Worksafe BC stipulates that employers must “eliminate or, if that is not practicable, minimize the rise of musculoskeletal injury to workers.”
To meet the WCB regulations, UBC has incorporated ergonomics programming into the University Health and Safety Policy. (#7)
Online resources available for Office Ergonomics
Or contact the Ergonomics Coordinator at email@example.com
The next Office Ergo Rep Training will be held May 16, 2013. Visit the Course Registration Page to sign up.