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Requesting an Evaluation

The UCLA Health Ergonomic Program applies to employees working in clinical departments. All new and current UCLA Health employees working at computer workstations are asked to complete Healthy Working  as a first step toward achieving an optimal workstation setup.

STEP #1:
Healthy Working is a comprehensive web-based training course available to all UCLA Health employees. The course is divided into three modules,

  1. Ergonomics Training
  2. Ergonomic Self-Assessment
  3. Personal Recommendation Report

Both Training and the Self-Assessment must be completed before scheduling an onsite evaluation.

STEP #2:
Review and adjust your workstation based on the Personal Recommendation Report. This report is based on feedback that was provided in the Self-Assessment and is helpful with making immediate adjustments to your equipment.

STEP #3:

Often employees are empowered to completely resolve their ergonomic issues at their desk after completing this training. If additional assistance is needed, please submit an EHS Service Request Form to request on-site evaluations or ergonomics lab appointments.

Faculty Practice Group and PCC employees, please contact the FPG Ergonomic Program

Employees referred by OHF and Workers Compensation cases: Please indicate your status on the form to receive priority service.

Onsite Evaluations

The evaluation is a 20-30 minute in-person consultation in your workstation. Safety staff will conduct an ergonomic assessment based on observations that include:

  • Posture and body mechanics
  • Equipment used (mouse, keyboard, pipettes, microscope, etc.)
  • Work environment including workspace, access, lighting and glare
  • Rate and repetition of tasks or job processes
  • Other employee practices that may be a contributing factor (behavioral habits)

An evaluation report will be provided to your supervisor and/ or department manager summarizing the ergonomic findings and recommendations.

Ergonomics Lab

The Office of Envrioenmental Health & Safety has two Ergonomics Lab locations - in Westwood across from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center; as well as a second location near Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center.  Furnishings and equipment from the pre-approved product list are on display, including most chair models, keyboards, mice, and office products, along with a selection of keyboard trays, monitor arms, and other office furniture. The ergonomics lab is available by appointment only. If you would like to schedule an appointment to visit our ergonomics lab, please submit an EHS Service Request Form and select Ergo Lab to schedule a visit.

Remote Evaluations 

Virtual Workstation Evaluations are offered for remote workers and are conducted when an on-site evaluation is not feasible. The employee completes the Healthy Working module and provides digital images of their work area. An EH&S team member will provide coaching and training over the phone and/or web and submit a written copy of your recommendation report to your supervisor and/or department manager.

For questions or if you would like at home/telecommute support, please visit our Telecommute page or contact us via EHS Service Request Form.