Ergonomics play an important role in our safety and wellbeing. The proper ergonomic design of our workspaces can minimize the risk of a wide range of injuries – from eye strain and carpal tunnel syndrome to persistent neck or back pain.

Fortunately, many potential injuries can be avoided by making a few simple changes to the setup of our workspaces and bringing awareness to the repetitive movements we perform as part of our daily work. The UBC Ergonomics program offers a range of services to promote optimal working postures and practices to reduce workplace musculoskeletal injuries. 

ErgoAccess Demo Program

Ergonomic and accessibility equipment available for UBC staff and faculty to demo and try out.

Office Ergonomics

Ergo your office today. Find resources and tools and a list of department office ergo reps to help you set up your office space ergonomically.

Learning Space Ergonomics

For faculty, instructors and teaching assistants — incorporate ergonomics to minimize discomfort and improve productivity when marking or lecturing.

Lab Ergonomics

Ergo your lab and design for efficiency. Find resources and guidelines to help you set up your lab workstation to minimize the risk of injury.

Manual Material Handling Ergonomics

Follow safe working procedures and implement effective ergonomic interventions that eliminate or minimize the risk and impact of MMH injuries.

Ergo Your Posture

Attend weekly 15-minute live Zoom sessions to help Ergo Your Posture in the office.

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