Staff and Research Associates, there is a new earlier deadline to submit your Professional Development Fund claims: March 5. Managers must approve by March 12.

Office ergonomics

UBC's Ergonomics Program has the following resources to assist you in setting up your workstation.

Home office ergo guide

See our Working from Home Ergo Guide for creative yet feasible ways to improve your home office set-up.

Home office ergo webinar

In this 1hr webinar recording we’ll cover important tips to help you optimize your home office. Register online.

Supervisor’s guide: home office ergonomics

See our Supervisor’s Guide for Home Office Ergonomics for  tips on how to support your staff with their ergonomic set-up at home.

Virtual ergo assessments

To request an ergonomics assessment, please complete a pre-assessment survey. You will need to include pictures of you at workstation. Please try to include at least one photo with an overview of your full workstation and at least one photo that shows your area of concern.  We will review your responses and will contact you to arrange an assessment. After the assessment, we will follow-up with your Manager to discuss recommendations and feasible options as purchasing decisions are made by the department. A report will be sent to both you and your Manager. We encourage you to first review our resources and webinar (links above) prior to requesting an assessment. 

Please note that assessments are only available for UBC faculty, staff and students with an active paid appointment.

Ergo Your Posture & movement breaks

Live Ergo Your Posture sessions Wednesdays at 10am. Sign-up for a calendar invite or download our poster and watch a recorded session anytime. Check out our Fitting in Movement Guide to find other resources including links to UBC Rec to help you to incorporate positional change in your day.

Purchasing guides for ergonomic equipment

Learn about ergonomic purchasing criteria and find examples of ergonomic equipment including height adjustable desks, ergonomic keyboards and mice.  

Ergo guide for traditional offices 

A quick overview of on how to set up your computer workstation ergonomically

Sit-stand desks

A quick overview of how to set up your sit-stand workstation or how to request a sit-stand desk for medical reasons

DEPT office ergo reps

Connect with your DEPT Office Ergo Rep  for departmental resources.

 

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