Ergo Your Office Guide
Proper workstation set-up reduces the risk of musculoskeletal injury and improves productivity. UBC’s Ergo Your Office Guide will guide you through the steps to achieve an optimal set-up; apply the fix. We have included different ways of achieving an optimal set-up depending on your needs and available equipment; apply the fix it tips that work for you. If you feel you need different or additional equipment, talk to your supervisor or safety committee. You may also wish to complete an Ergo Your Office Self-Assessment.
Please keep in mind that static postures, even with the best set-up, are not healthy; our bodies need to move-make frequent positional changes and get up at least once per hour.
Follow up with your Health Care Provider for new or lingering symptoms.
- Feet firmly supported with knees ~900
- Hips level with or slightly above knees
- Keyboard and mouse below elbow level
- Top line of text at eye level
- Monitor distance: ~arm’s length away
Get Started with UBC’s Ergo Your Office Guide:
||Backrest & Lumbar Support
- Ergo Your Office Guide
- Chair Height
- Seat Pan
- Backrest Angle & Lumbar Support
- Mobile Computing
- Common Symptoms
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Ergo Your Office Training: Get Smart With Your Workstation
- Office Ergo Reps
Call the Shepell Care Access Centre at 1-800-387-4765 to chat with a counsellor.