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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 set-up 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. 

The Ergonomics Program is operating virtually.  Check out our Working from Home Ergonomics Guide or contact us to arrange your virtual assessment.  

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.

Classroom 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.

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