How to Setup Your Workstation
Whether you are a new employee or at a new workstation there are a 4 ergonomic points to keep in mind. Follow these 4 easy steps to help set up your computer workstation.
What is Good Posture?
In addition to setting up your workstation properly, it is important to maintain neutral postures when working.
Selecting an Ergonomic Chair (PDF)
There are many types of ergonomic chairs available for use in the office. No one type of office chair is necessarily the best, but there are some things that are very important to look for in a good ergonomic office chair. These things will allow the individual user to make the chair work well for his or her specific needs.
Keyboard and Pointing Device Tips (PDF)
Repetitive and prolonged use of a computer keyboard and/or mouse can lead to muscle aches and discomfort. Posture and positioning are important.
Technology Tips & Tricks to Reduce Ergonomic Risk (PDF)
Using technology prior to purchasing ergonomic equipment can be a quick and easy fix to many ergonomic issues. Please try some of technology tips before requesting an ergonomic solution.
Sitting to Standing Workstations, Workstations on Wheels
If you have a height adjustable workstation, it is important that you check your workstation to ensure it is set up correctly for you and that you are using your computer in a way that does not cause injury or strain on any part of your body. .
Ergonomic Lighting (PDF)
Too often is lighting overlooked as a potential hazard from an ergonomic sense. The lighting of our environment affects our every movement; when our current posture or position is insufficient from a lighting standpoint, we adjust our bodies accordingly, and far too frequently, our lighting is insufficient to meet the demands of our eyes. The fact is, single source overhead lights are inadequate as a primary light source for those of us who often multi-task, whether it be in the office or at home.
The equipment on the UCLA Health Ergonomics Preferred Products List has been evaluated by the UCLA Health Ergonomics Program in collaboration with UC system-wide ergonomists and has been identified as most likely to optimize ergonomics for the majority of UCLA Health faculty and staff.
Mobile Technology and Ergonomics
Mobile phone and tablet technology, like desktop computer and laptops, can pose musculoskeletal
Stress if ergonomic practices are not maintained.
Software that reminds you to take breaks and monitors how much you use your keyboard and mouse
For more information or to assess your own computer workstation, complete our ergonomic Online Training and Self-Assessment (Healthy Working) program online.