Ergonomics in the workplace
Ergonomics is about arranging our environments so we can work comfortably and safely, whether we're in the office or on the move. Learn about ergonomic workstations, mobile devices, proper posture, stretching, and more.
Visit the Oregon OSHA website to learn more about workplace ergonomics and other safety topics. Start here:
Setting up a workstation
Ergopoint® by Humantech® for office ergonomics assessments
SAIF policyholders can use this resource to evaluate their office workstations to ensure neutral postures.
Learn how to adjust your office chair, monitor, keyboard, and mouse; plus get tips on proper posture and injury prevention
A self-help guide for maximizing comfort and reducing physical stressors
Office ergonomic self-assessment [Spanish]
Use this worksheet to assess your own workstation for comfort and safety.
Office ergonomic evaluation
Use this form to conduct an ergonomic evaluation.
Workstation ergonomics leverage zones [Spanish]
Use this tool to arrange your work area for comfort and safety.
Reducing sprains and strains
Control work processes
Ergonomics is about fitting the task to the individual. This guide will show you how.
Hierarchy of controls for musculoskeletal disorders
Use this safety model to design workplace solutions that reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries.
Find it and fix it
This tool describes common ergonomic issues and proposes potential solutions.
Safety in Motion®
A versatile training program proven to reduce injuries from lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, and other activities that may result in sprains and strains
- Safety In Motion®: Program overview
- Safety In Motion®: The value of warm-up exercises [Spanish]
- Safety In Motion®: Leverage zone poster [Spanish]
Lighting for office and industry
Ergonomic lighting considerations
Provides an overview of lighting considerations in the office work environment, including contrast, glare, and dual-lighting components.
Adequate lighting (S407)
The benefits of adequate lighting include greater productivity and accuracy, improved safety and security, and improved morale. This comprehensive safety guide explains how to evaluate lighting in your workplace, including a checklist and additional resources.
Office Ergonomics: Simple solutions for comfort and safety
Play individual segments:
Go Ergo! (2:56)
Posture is important (0:40)
Adjust your chair (1:26)
Adjust your keyboard and mouse (1:23)
Adjust your monitor (1:22)
Using the phone; working the "zone" (1:03)
Thinking on your feet (1:11)
Working on the go (1:12)
Cost-saving solutions (0:55)
Exercise balls, treadmill desks, and other alternative ideas (1:16)
Want to learn more? (1:17)