Purchasing ergo equipment

Purchasing the right equipment and designing spaces to support healthy working postures saves money in the long-run.  


Ergonomic equipment and furniture purchasing

The following list of furniture, equipment, and providers is not exhaustive. Furthermore, not all items listed below will be right for every individual.  Differences in size, shape, work requirements, work styles and workspace will impact the overall fit. Purchasing decisions are made by the department or unit and we encourage open communication between all parties to ensure the right items are purchased. If you are unsure of what to purchase, contact the Ergonomics team.  Okanagan staff and faculty can refer to the Okanagan ergonomics website for location specific information. 

Height adjustable desks purchasing guide

Ergonomic chairs purchasing guide

  • Office chair purchasing guide. This guide will provide you with a list of examples of good chairs available from common UBC suppliers.
  • Office chair ergo criteria. This guide will provide you with an overview of key features to look for when purchasing a new chair.
  • Home office chairs. This guide will provide with options to consider when working from your home office.

Office accessories purchasing guides

The purchasing guides below will provide you with equipment examples as well as suggestions of where these items can be purchased from. 

Design requirements and guidelines

Ergo Fund

The goal of the HR Ergo Pilot Fund is to support the University’s effort to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries (MSI) by providing one-time funding for equipment purchases or space optimization solutions that mitigate MSI risk.  This fund is particularly intended for new and innovative solutions that have not been trialed before. This fund is not intended to fund office-related equipment. Please see below for more information and the  application form.

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